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Max Gimblett 'Fra Angelico - The Golden Rule'

Max Gimblett 'Fra Angelico - The Golden Rule'

Séraphine Pick 'Sevens' Oil on linen 200 x 165cm

Séraphine Pick 'Sevens' Oil on linen 200 x 165cm

Don Binney fetched $92,500 April 2016

Don Binney fetched $92,500 April 2016

MODERN & CONTEMPORARY ART

6:30pm Tuesday 24 May 2016

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International Art Centre's passion for Contemporary New Zealand Art is on the rise and our May catalogue is testimony to our commitment to New Zealand Contemporary art practice, including sculpture and some mid century Modernists.

On view daily from 18 May

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Highlights include:

  • Séraphine Pick's 'Seven' An outstanding example by one of New Zealand's most celebrated contemporary artists.

  • Large scale canvas of Karl Maughan 'Monet's Garden' together with another work by the artist

  • Moderns: Works by Toss Woollaston, Ralph Hotere & a Colin McCahon oil on the market for the first time in nearly 25 years together with a smaller work on paper.

  • A late entry Ralph Hotere 1969 'Black Painting'

  • Two outstanding Max Gimblett on the auction market for the first time and probably the best examples ever seen at auction

  • A major work by Bill Hammond

  • Works by Don Binney & Peter Siddell

  • Sculptures including Paul Dibble's seven foot Huia Feather together with 3 Terry Stringer, Jeff Thompson, Charlotte Fisher & others

  • Three Gretchen Albrecht

  • Two Michael Hight, several Stanley Palmer,

  • Four Patricia France, Two Jane Evans, Three Piera McArthur, Eion Stevens, Simon Edwards, two Peter James Smith

  • Other Contemporary New Zealand artists represented: Andrew McCleod, Nigel Brown, Shane Cotton, Heather Straka, Sara Hughes. Mike Petre, Phillipa Blair, Michael Parakowhai, Quentin MacFarlane, Mary McIntyre, Isral Birch, Elizabeth Rees,Michel Tuffrey, Dick Frizzell, Luise Fong, Jenny Dolezel, Rohan Wealleans, Ian Scott. Michael Smither and so much more.

  • A collection of Louise Henderson

  • Two Douglas Badcock and one Peter McIntyre

  • Includes further consignments from a New Zealand Corporate Collection

A sale of National Interest not to be missed.


IMPORTANT & RARE

Held Wednesday 6 April 2016

With the highest profile in the Art Auction industry, International Art Centre claims the top three highest prices in New Zealand history, making us clear leaders in the 19th & 20th Century art markets. International Art Centre is the only auction house in the country to have work sold above the $1million threshold after C F Goldie's painting fetched $1,377 million recently.

WORLD RECORD PRICE FOR C F GOLDIE $1,377,687 The highest price for Goldie but also the highest price ever achieved at an art auction in New Zealand and the first ever painting to sell for more then $1million under the hammer International Art Centre secures it's position as the premier auction house for art now claiming the top three prices in history, all which have been achieved in the past 6 years.

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New Zealand art history was made at International Art Centre of Wednesday 6 April when C F Goldie's Whakakauri Tahuna fetched a hammer price of $1,175,000. The 300 strong crowded auction room filled with applause when for the first time a New Zealand painting sold at auction in excess of $1 million. The previous record, also held by International Art Centre, had been $732,800. International Art Centre now claims the top three prices at auction in New Zealand history.

Read more about the greatest art auction in New Zealand's history here

Wednesday night's $2.4 million record-breaking sale was nothing short of spectacular, as well as the incredible result achieved for Goldie we saw the small Binney achieve $92,500 hammer, both McCahons sold at the top end of estimates, a Hoyte made $57,500, C F Goldie's sketch made $80,000 against an estimate of $15,000 - 25,000. Some of the prices are listed below with full results soon available online.

Sale total around $2.45million. Probably the highest mix vendor sale total in history.

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International Art Centre's Important & Rare auctions are the proven, preeminent sale category for major works offered through the New Zealand art market. As we fast approach our 50th year in business, experience continues to equal results. 2014 saw International Art Centre realise five of New Zealand's top ten auction prices. The following year saw new records set with the two top prices in Auckland achieved at our Important and Rare auctions. With the addition of record prices paid in April's recent sale International Art Centre has now achieved the three highest art auction prices in New Zealand history. With an appreciative, and greatly valued clientele of nationwide and international buyers and sellers we look forward to breaking new ground.

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CONTEMPORARY & MODERN ART

Held Wednesday 2 December

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Top price was $49,000 including premium for a Margaret Olley - more than double it's reserve. Many of the works saw good bidding duels with some fetching beyond top estimate. It's been another great year for International Art Centre and the New Zealand Art market as a whole.

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IMPORTANT & RARE

Contemporary & Historical New Zealand Art

Held Wednesday 11 November

November's Important & Rare auction saw a dynamic offering of fine art, both contemporary & traditional works. Some dramatic bidding duels on the Peter McIntyre paintings which fetched a combined total of $263,500 under hammer ($308,000 including premium). Top price of the night was Don Binney's 'Kairara Kaka Variant ' at $120,000 hammer. Telephone bidders were numerous as were local collectors for Namatjira's Lot 108, selling for $25,000 hammer against it's $8,000 - 12,000 estimate. 100% of the 17 photography lots on offer sold under hammer. Ralph Hotere's 'A Wind Goes Out' made $45,000 against its $30-40,000 estimate. Total in excess of $1.055 million including post auction sales.

New Zealand Herald: Peter McIntyre paintings up for auction

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July's Important & Rare exceeded $2million in sales and an 87% clearance rate easily making it the highest grossing sale of the year to date. Included in that sale were the two top prices paid at auction in 2015 to date - $492,500 for Horace Moore-Jones and $375,200 for Frances Hodgkins, the second highest auction price for a work by the artist.

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IMPORTANT, EARLY & RARE

Held Wednesday 22 July

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Sale result now over $2.1million including post auction sales of the Max Gimblett 'Dionysus' and Evelyn Page 'Salzburg'. Top price was the record $492,450 incl. BP for Horace Moore-Jones, nearly doubling the previous record of $257,000 set at International Art Centre in March

Frances Hodgkins Monastery Steps made $320,000 plus premium ($375,200), the third highest price for Hodgkins at auction and the second highest price for a painting at auction in for 2015 (NZ).

The sale total of over $1.9million secures the sale result as the highest for 2015 to date with a clearance rate of 87% including post sale negotiation.

Another significant sale includes A Lois White's 'Weeping Women' which fetched an all new auction record of $67,500, or $79,140 including premium. It is just $500 more than the previous record of $67,000 in 2009. Full results available soon

3 News Coverage here: Moore-Jones Sells

NZ Herald: Iconic Gallipoli painting sold for nearly $500,000

Another exceptional price was Frances Hodgkins Monastery Steps which made $375,200 including buyers premium. This is the third highest price ever for a Frances Hodgkins at auction and is the highest price in 10 years.

A lovely Goldie titled 'Past & Present' made $199,325

A large crowd was in attendance with strong prices across all genres.

NZ Herald: Legendary Gallipoli painting expected to fetch $500k

TVNZ One News: Private collector might buy NZ's most famous wartime painting for $500k

Viewing daily from Wednesday 15 July at International Art Centre, 272 Parnell Road, Auckland

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THE BARRY PILCHER COLLECTION OF CONTEMPORARY ART

Held Wednesday 27 May 2015

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The Barry Pilcher Art Auction was a great success for Barry Pilcher, the buyers and of course us at International Art Centre. A big thank you to the artist's for their support and assistance with catalogue. One of the highlights of the sale was the record auction price for Heather Straka 'St Sebastian' which fetched $21,690 including buyers premium but more importantly a clearance rate of over 80%

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Important & Rare Fine Art Auctions

International Art Centre's Important & Rare auctions are the proven, preeminent sale category for major works offered through the New Zealand art market. As we fast approach our 50th year in business, experience continues to equal results. 2014 saw International Art Centre realise five of New Zealand's top ten auction prices. The following year saw new records set with the two top prices in Auckland achieved at our Important and Rare auctions. With the addition of record prices paid in April's recent sale International Art Centre has now achieved the three highest art auction prices in New Zealand history. With an appreciative, and greatly valued clientele of nationwide and international buyers and sellers we look forward to breaking new ground.

Contact Richard Thomson - richard@artcntr.co.nz

Modern & Contemporary Art

International Art Centre's sales of Modern and Contemporary art play an integral role in enabling market access to the most sought-after artists who have defined New Zealand's art narrative over the past 50-years. The sale never fails to present an exciting offering of both painting and sculpture by a range of our modern and contemporary greats including names such as Colin McCahon, Ralph Hotere, Michael Smither, Bill Hammond, Seraphine Pick, Gretchen Albrecht and Andrew McLeod. Spanning that vital period from the establishment of mid-century modernism through to the cutting edge of our national contemporary art discourse, this is an acclaimed and significant event in the auction calendar.

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Collectable Art

The buzz generated by International Art Centre's Collectable Art auctions reflects the popularity of this sale: an event at which seasoned connoisseurs and budding collectors alike converge to appreciate one of the most eclectic and diverse offerings available to the market. Because this auction specifically caters to the more affordable end of the market - generally presenting works valued at $5,000 and less (many of which are offered without reserve), this is an exciting opportunity to unearth some real treasures. The Collectable Art sale offers a number lower-priced works from highly-sought after artists in print and edition form, as well as quality works from artists whose presence on the secondary market is just beginning to crystallise.

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Private Collections: Single Owner Sales

As an auction house with international connections, International Art Centre has extensive experience handling major collections and commands record-breaking prices in the domestic and international marketplaces. International Art Centre provides experienced, targeted marketing campaigns including dedicated single owner auctions with colour print and online ebooks. Some examples of these were the recent sale of the John Leech Collection and the handling of the Selected Works from Fletcher Trust Collection in September 2014. The most recent sale is the Barry Pilcher Collection of Contemporary New Zealand Art held in May 2015.

 

Our experienced and dedicated team are available to discuss inclusion of artworks in forthcoming auctions. We understand the importance of pre-sale marketing and personal customer service. Our catalogues are produced to the highest standard. Because we sell art and only art, vendors are assured of excellent service with full commitment to their requirements.

Seeking works by:
19th & 20th Century & Contemporary NZ artists: Rita Angus, Douglas Badcock, W G Baker, Frank Barnes, Leo Bensemann, Charles Blomfield, Don Binney, Helen Brown, Nigel Brown, Philip Clairmont, Nicholas Chevalier, Raymond Ching, Shane Cotton, Vera Cummings, Arthur Dagley, A A Deans, Tom Esplin, Patricia France, Edward Fristrom, Dick Frizzell, Tony Fomison, John Gibb, William Menzies Gibb, Charles F Goldie, John Haley, Pat Hanly, Jeffrey Harris, Rhona Haszard, J C Hoyte, Louise Henderson, Frances Hodgkins, Ralph Hotere, Frederick Hundertwasser, Felix Kelly, Doris Lusk, Eilleen Mayo, Douglas MacDiarmid, Peter McIntyre, Raymond McIntyre, Charles McPhee, Colin McCahon, Trevor Moffitt, Harry V Miller, Buck Nin, Michael Smither, Bill Hammond, Michael Illingworth, Evelyn Page, Alan Pearson, Milan Mrkusich, James McLaughlan Nairn, Cedric Savage, Peter Siddell, Olivia Spencer Bower, Margaret Stoddart, Grahame Sydney, Garth Tapper, E Mervyn Taylor, Sydney Thompson, Charles and John Tole, Petrus van der Velden, Gordon Walters, John Weeks, Colin Wheeler, Robin White, C N Worsley, Adele Younghusband, 19th Century British & European paintings. Maori and NZ Folk art, early documents relating to New Zealand's Heritage, rare maps. New Zealand Art @ Auction.

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