Auction: 6:30pm Wednesday 27 May
Evening Preview: Thursday 21 May 5:30pm - 8pm
Viewing daily from 21 May
The Barry Pilcher Collection spans fifteen years of diverse acquisition. Painting, sculpture and photographic art works by emerging, mid-career and established contemporary New Zealand artists come direct to the auction rooms from the taxation adviser's Manawatu home.
The Pilcher Collection commenced with the purchase of a work from Paul Dibble's Calici Smile series following Pilcher's viewing of Dibble's major Survey Exhibition at the Manawatu Art Gallery, 2001. Over the next decade and a half, Pilcher actively viewed, researched and acquired the art that piqued his interest. In the process an impressive and note-worthy collection has been created. Many of the works are by Wallace Art Award winning artists who have gone on to attain firm positions in the New Zealand contemporary art market. This sale affords a unique buying and viewing opportunity to art lovers and collectors alike.
On view Friday 22 May 10am - 5pm
Saturday 23 May 11am - 4pm
Sunday 24 May 11am - 4pm
Monday 25 May 9am - 5:30pm
Tuesday 26 May 9am - 5:30pm
Wednesday 27 May 9am - 5:30pm