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Heather Straka

Modern & Contemporary Art

6:30 pm Wednesday 12 October

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A large offering of Mid century to Contemporary New Zealand works as well a Pablo Piccaso graphic. The first dozen lots are a fundraising for an upcoming movie project and includes works by Heather Straka, Tony De Lautour and John Pule to name a few.

Further works by Gretchen Albrecht, James Robinson, Don Binney, Ralph Hotere, Roy Good, J S Parker, John Walsh, Michel Tuffery, Peter Siddell, Sylvia Siddell, Don Binney, Mervyn Williams, Nigel Brown, Max Gimblett, Pat Hanly, Mark Cross, Gennie de Lange, Piera McArthur, Joanna Braithwaite and a collection of Stanley Palmer bamboo engravings, Robyn Kahukiwa, Fatu Feu'u and Emily Karaka together with some interesting mid century pieces by Leo Bensemann, Toss Woollaston, Eric Lee Johnson, Lois White, John Weeks and a private collection of works by Garth Tapper. Photographs by Casey Moore & Ans Westra. Sculptures by Terry Stringer, Virginia King, Matt McLean & others. The sale also includes Teresa H R Lane's work titled B(v)=(n01/1)v The theorem of how to harness auction fever - an installation as part of Artweek Auckland 8-16 October.

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. 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.

Viewing times in our new 202 Parnell Road premises from

  • Wednesday 5 October
    10:00am - 5:30pm
  • Thursday 6 October
    9:00am - 4:30pm
  • Friday 7 October
    9:00am - 5:30pm
  • Saturday 8 October
    11:00am - 4:00pm
  • Sunday 9 October
    11:00am - 4:00pm
  • Monday 10 October
    9:00am - 5:30pm
  • Tuesday 11 October
    9:00am - 5:30pm
  • Wednesday 12 October
    9:00am - 1:00pm

Selling? contact Richard Thomson - richard@artcntr.co.nz

Telephone +64 9 379 4010

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Important & Rare

23 November 2016

International Art Centre is delighted to announce a consignment of works from the Dr Allan Godfrey Collection - the highlights of which will be included in this sale and remainder at a date to be specified. Some of these significant moderns feature in Ron Sangs publications, Ralph Hotere, Pat Hanly & Michael Smither Painter. Dr Godfrey has been a passionate collector who sought advice from the likes of Peter McLeavey, Elva Bett, Rodney Kirk Smith and Brook Gifford Gallery and we are privileged to offer such a consignment. These combined with other works already catalogued ensure an exciting catalogue for our last major auction of the 2016 season.

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

Telephone +64 9 379 4010

Toll free 0800 800 322 and Mobile 0274 751 071

Important & Rare

Held Wednesday 24 August

Please note: Results are loaded. Click on the item to see what it fetched. If not showing a result the lot is either under negotiation or passed in. Feel free to enquire regarding any of the unsold lots

With sales well in excess of $1.950million including post auction sales, the auction has seen some excellent results across the board. Top price went to C F Goldie $370,000 hammer price ( $433,000 with premium) with another an early work making $80,000 against the $60,000 - 80,000 estimate. Lot 1 set the bar when it made $6,800 against it's $2,500 - 3,500 estimate but the real Siddell highlight came on Lot 30 when it made $110,000 against its $60,00 - 80,000 estimate. A Bill Hammond work on paper made $64,000. The Charles D Barraud oil fetched $50,000. A Michael Hight sold for $21,500 hammer price. Lot 41 Hotere sold for $47,000, well above it's $30,000 - 40,000 estimate. Well provenance works in good condition coupled with sensible reserves often exceeded estimates. The Cricket Match by Michael Smither sold for $52,500 under hammer and a Vera Cummings fetched $14750 - its estimate was $4,500 - 6,500. A much admired John Weeks went for $21,000 - called Showtime. More results tomorrow for what has been an extremely successful opening auction and christening of new 202 Parnell Road premies. Nicholas Chevalier View of Akaroa was keenly bid on, fetching $27,500. The three Jack crippen went well beyond estimate, fetching $3500 and $4000 each for the other two. An Ian Scott lattice sold for $12,750, Peter McIntyre's Rangititkei $26,000 Charles Blomfield's pair of Terraces made over top estimate at $37,500. $64,000 for Bill Hammond's work on paper. 75% of the offering now sold. mrkusich Emblem X was sold post auction. We are also pleased to announce Colin McCahon's Waterfall has now been sold too.

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Important & Rare Art

Held Wednesday 6 April 2016

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.

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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.

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Sale total around $2.5million - a record for a mixed vendor catalogue

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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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Heather Straka
C F Goldie fetched $433,000

Auction Categories

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

Telephone +64 9 379 4010

Toll free 0800 800 322 and Mobile 0274 751 071

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.

Contact Richard Thomson - richard@artcntr.co.nz

Contact Luke Davies - luke@artcntr.co.nz

Telephone +64 9 379 4010

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.

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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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