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Paul Dibble fetched $60,000 hammer
Paul Dibble fetched $60,000 hammer

Modern & Contemporary Art

Auction held Tuesday 24 May 2016

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Property of private collectors throughout New Zealand and further afield, an Auckland Art Group and a major New Zealand Corporate Collection.

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.

Sales in excess of $600,000 with some works still under negotiation. A record result for this sale category at International Art Centre. Some highlights include

Lot 1 Parakowhai $2,800
Lot 2 Binney $7,500
Lot 3 Hammond $5,000
Lot 4 Siddell $5,000
Lot 7 Tuffrey $7,100
Lot 9 Birch $4,250
Lot 14 Brown $4,900
Lot 16 Maughan $13,000
Lot 19 McIntyre $17,500
Lot 21 Maughan $31,000
Lot 23 McCahon $30,000
Lot 25 Gimblett $55,000
Lot 27 Gimblett $47,000
Lot 28 Dibble $60,000
Lot 29 Straka $9,000
Lot 32 Frizzell $34,000
Lot 35 Stringer $17,000
Lot 38 Hight $15,000
Lot 41 Albrecht $19,000
Lot 44 Albrecht $6,000
Lot 46 Hotere $22,000
Lot 57 Albrecht $8,000
Lot 114 James Smith $3,750
Lot 127 France $5,250
Lot 154 Wilson $2,800
Lot 159 Hotere $31,000

More results to follow

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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.

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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 $2.45million. 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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Forthcoming Auctions

The Relocation Art Auction - 14 July

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After 45 years we are on the move so no better time for us to hold our Relocation & Stockroom Auction - before our move into our new gallery currently under construction just 100 metres away at 202 Parnell Road. Limited entires are invited for this auction

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Important & Rare - August 2016

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International Art Centre invites entries for this major sale to be held mid August 2016. Early consignments include works by C F Goldie, Don Binney, Pat Hanly, Milan Mrkusich, Peter McIntyre, Margaret Stoddart & Colin McCahon.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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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