New Collectors Art, including the Kunst Collection

Auction Highlights
Posted on 24 February 2021

Last night’s auction of New Collectors Art and Applied Arts including the Kunst Collective was an outstanding success and a wonderful way to begin 2021. A new record price was achieved for works by Star Gossage, Kate Small, Johanna Pegler and Marian Maguire. The Kunst Collective enjoyed a very successful conclusion to their current collecting, thanks to spirited participation from members of the group, together with other bidders. Buyers in the room competed with over 300 registered online bidders, taking the sale total on the night to $698 000, with sales by volume of 73%.

Preliminary highlights include:

Lot 1. Saskia Leek, From the Colour Course: $7500

Lot 2. Sam Mitchell, Bas Bleu: $14 400

Lot 7. Star Gossage, Moon Mantilla: $26 400 *a new record price for the artist at auction

Lot 8. Kate Small, Free Time: $11 400 *a new record price for the artist at auction

Lot 10. Johanna Pegler, Nebula: $11 400 *a new record price for the artist at auction

Lot 11. Peter Madden, Flowers and Vases: $16 800 *a new record price for the artist at auction

Lot 17. Roger Mortimer, Te Waha: $10 210

Lot 32. Marian Maguire, Herakles Discusses Boundary Issues with the Neighbours: $7 450 *a new record price for the artist at auction

Lot 35. Joanna Braithwaite, As Luck Would Have It #3: $8 890

Lot 37. E. Mervyn Taylor, Mai: $3600

Lot 68. Gordon Walters, Kapiti: $18 600

Lot 84. John Walsh, The Bride: $15 300

Lot 94. Keith Murray for Wedgwood Shoulder Vase: $3600

Lot 95. Keith Murray for Wedgwood Spherical Vase: $2760

Lot 120. Len Castle, Avian Bowl: $3360

Lot 131. Karl Maughan, Rimu Close: $37 200

* All listed prices include buyer’s premium and GST. A full list of prices realised is available here.