Posted on 15 November 2021
The directors and staff of Art+Object are both proud and humbled to report a sale total from the landmark collection of Adrian Burr and Peter Tatham well beyond all expectations. Total sales for the two volumes realised $15 077 156, well in excess of pre-sale estimates. The auction represents a watershed moment for the New Zealand art market, becoming easily the highest value auction of art, antiques and collectables in New Zealand history. Michael Parekōwhai's A Peak in Darien became the highest value artwork ever sold at auction in this country and the record price for a work by a living artist. Over one million dollars was paid for three works in the auction and thirty individual artist record prices were set.