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Colin McCahion Waterfall, 1964 30.3 x 30.3cm
Colin McCahion Waterfall, 1964 30.3 x 30.3cm

Important & Rare Art

An exceptional offering of quality fresh to market New Zealand & International, Contemporary, Modern and Historical works of art

7:00pm Tuesday 30 July 2019

Catalogue in closing stages - final entries invited until June 28

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As success and momentum continue to increase at the top end of the New Zealand art market we now invited further selected consignments for the winter Important & Rare Art auction.

Several highlights feature:
Two very fine Charles F Goldie paintings - 'Memories' 1917 along with another portrait, featuring the great Maori Chief, Hori Pokai painted in 1925.
A rare work by Chinese artist Wu Guanzhong (Chinese 1919 - 2010) on the market for the first time since its New Zealand owners purchased it in Hong Kong, 1988. Four other Chinese works are included in the catalogue.
Works from the collection of poet Bill Sutton purchased by him in the 1960s and now on the market for the first time. This offering includes two works by Colin McCahon, and others by Michael Smither, Trevor Moffitt.
A quintessential 1960's Don Binney Bird Painting on the market for the first time in decades along with classic screen prints by the artist
Michael Smither St Frances & The Wolf painted 2007-18
A large scale 173 x 184cm Karl Maughan from a corporate collection, Auckland
Three Alfred Sharpe watercolours, one having been purchased from us in our opening year, 1971, having not seen the market since then.
A collection of works by Toss Woollaston
Two works by Grahame Sydney
A classic Michael Illingworth Still Life
Four watercolours by Frances Hodgkins including our recent discovery from her Venentian journey in 1906, held in a private collection for decades.
Three works by Ralph Hotere
Several works by Peter McIntyre
Works by Charles Blomfield - a major topographical view of Lake Tarawera painted 3 years prior to the 1886 eruption and other works.
A never before seen example by NZ born Australian artist Elioth Gruner and a small British modernist Patrick Hayman, both new to the market.
Historical works by J C Hoyte, William Matthew Hodgkins, Goratio Gordon Robley, John Kinder, Laurence William Wilson. Good quality Contemporary New Zealand artworks by Ian Scott, Simon Kaan, Karl Maughan, Nigel Brown, Mervyn Williams, Peter Siddell, Dick Frizzell, Hye Rim Lee

Entries invited until 28 June - CONSIGN NOW

Richard Thomson - richard@artcntr.co.nz
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Maggie Skelton - maggie@artcntr.co.nz
Telephone +64 9 379 4010

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Collectable Art

Thursday 22 August - Consign Now

We are already cataloguing this sale that includes a small Contemporary New Zealand Collection, some rare photography, several Contemporary New Zealand sculptures and 1970s screenprints. Please note due to our July catalogue being on view, this sale will close early on 25 July - all entries must be received by then.

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To consign work to this sale contact:

Maggie Skelton - maggie@artcntr.co.nz
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Luke Davies - luke@artcntr.co.nz
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Important & Rare Art

Held Tuesday 9 April 2019

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Results are available next to each lot. Prices quoted attract buyers premium

This was one of our most buoyant sales in some time with a large attendance, numerous phone and absentee bidders and a new live audience through our online bidding platform. Sales totalled $2.5 million with the highest price going to C F Goldie at $520,000, and another work by the artist selling for $395,000 at its top end of estimate. Another highlight was Sir Cedric Morris Still Life that made $210,000 hammer price. Highlights were numerous with items such as Max Gimblett's Bite of the Golden snake making $38,000 against its estimate of $18,000 - 25,000. A new record was achieved for a work by Flora Scales - $16,000. And the second highest price ever for a Peter Stichbury $56,000, the highest price in 7 years - A new record was also achieved for a work on paper by the artist $7,500

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April 2018 Important & Rare Art auction achieved sales in excess of $4 million, resulting in the highest grossing New Zealand art auction of the year whilst establishing an overall record for a mixed vendor auction. August Important & Rare Art auction saw continued outstanding success with numerous new art auction records achieved. Our final auction held 27 November saw this trend continue resulting in record annual auction turnover in our nearly 50 year history. Our Modern & Contemporary Art and Collectable Art auctions also continue to be met with growing enthusiasm by collectors worldwide. C F Goldie's portrait of Tamati Pehiriri from the collection of Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, realised the year's top price of $922,000

Richard Thomson - richard@artcntr.co.nz
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National Treasures from the Dame Kiri Te Kanawa Collection with Important & Rare Art

Held Tuesday 10 April 2018

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With total sales just under $4million, three new art auction records achieved, International Art Centre is delighted to report a hugely successful evening for the Treasures of the Dame Kiri Te Kanawa Collection & others. History was made, as it was the highest total for any mixed vendor sale in New Zealand art history. All results now showing next to each lot. If result not showing, painting is either still under negotiation or for sale.

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Enquiries contact: Richard Thomson - richard@artcntr.co.nz Toll free 0800 800 322 and Mobile 0274 751 071

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Colin McCahion Waterfall, 1964 30.3 x 30.3cm
Karl Maughan Marigolds and Sweet Corn 173 x 184cm

Auction Categories

Important & Rare Fine Art Auctions

Important & Rare auctions are the proven, pre-eminent sale category for major works of art offered for sale in New Zealand. These auctions take place three times annually. As we fast approach our 50th year in business, experience continues to equal results. 2014 saw Important & Rare auctions 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. With the addition of the record $1.175 million plus premium paid for a C F Goldie in April's 2016 sale, International Art Centre achieved the three highest art auction prices in New Zealand's history. Due to an appreciative, and greatly valued clientele of nationwide and international buyers and sellers we look forward to breaking new ground. Charles Frederick Goldie, Colin McCahon, Felix Kelly, Gottfried Lindauer and Frances Hodgkins are just some of the highlighted artist's we seek for these sales.

Contact Richard Thomson - richard@artcntr.co.nz

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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. Sales of Modern and Contemporary art play an integral role in providing market access to the most sought-after artists many of whom have defined New Zealand's art narrative over the past 50 years. These sales 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.

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Collectable Art

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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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