MICHAEL SMITHER Important & Rare Art - 17 November
MICHAEL SMITHER Important & Rare Art - 17 November

Art at Home 5 - Timed online only auction running now through until 7:00pm tonight Tuesday 27 October - LAST CHANCE TO BID REGISTER NOW

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Bid from your PC, iPhone or iPad, mobile device. Viewing for some works can be arranged at our Parnell Road premises by appointment Friday 23 October and Tuesday 27 October (Sorry no labour weekend viewing)

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7:00pm Tuesday 17 November

Viewing daily from Wednesday 11 November

Catalogue available Friday October 30

Highlights include two fine portraits by Charles Frederick Goldie, a gouache by Frances Hodgkins, watercolour by Alfred Sharpe and oils by Charles Blomfield.

Michael Smither's 'Large Still Life with Green Plastic Plate', 1993

Banksy is back. This time, bigger and better than we have ever seen in Australasia

Two Bill Hammond works see the market for the first time in decades. Two major works by Lorene Taurerewa

A classic Peter Siddell features as does a Don Binney on the market for the first time since 1996.

Two works by Trevor Moffitt, two by Pat Hanly and two works by Felix Kelly

An extremely rare watercolour Colonel Robert Henry Wynyard

Michael Hight's iconic Parehaka, 2008 - featuring beehives with Mt Taranaki as the backdrop in one of his most known images.

A large work by Andrew McCleod - Seascape 2010-11

A major work by Star Gossage is set to attract attention as do two major works by Garth Tapper. Max Gimblett, Philip Clairmont and Raymond Ching are other artists that are included.

The sale also includes 3 works by Peter Stichbury. Several works on paper by Ralph Hotere are also consigned.

Two works by Sydney Thompson - both from the same family collection, owned since the 1930s.

International works including Yan Ya Ya's masterpiece exhibited at the National Gallery of China, a largess cale oil by French artist Alain Gaizer, two rare oils by Marmaduke Craddock and Australian works by David Boyd, Williams Boissevan and Sir William Dargie.

Sculptures by Paul Dibble, Kingsley Baird and Don Driver

Others by Vera Cummings, a major work by David Barker, several works by Walter and Frank Wright, several John Edgar stone works and works by Patrica France

This is shaping up to be our flagship sale for 2020 and we urge sellers to Consign Now to ensure acceptance as this sale will have limited numbers.


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Catalogue live early December


For the first time, International Art Centre invited entries for our Hybrid sale in December - Following the Collectable Art format, it is an online only auction held on our bidding platform and app - but with a proper viewing

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Held Tuesday 11 August

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Bidding options include attending the live auction in our 202 Parnell Road Auckland saleroom, Absentee bids and telephone bidding

Online bidding is available in real time through our Online bidding platform Please note this new system requires separate registration and current International Art Centre Member logins are not compatible.


Collectable Art held Tuesday 30 June

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One of our most extraordinary results ever

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MICHAEL SMITHER Important & Rare Art - 17 November
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As New Zealand's most experienced fine art auction house, International Art Centre provides high industry standards in customer service, research and presentation, with consistently high clearance rates and outstanding results for Modern and Contemporary Art and are unmatched in the field of historical New Zealand masterpieces. With a network of contacts globally, coupled with 50 years art market experience, live and internet bidding, we have been able to deliver international results for foreign pictures sourced locally.

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.

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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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Art At Home

As well as our regular live in room auctions International Art Centre now holds timed online only auctions and is continually consigning works to these sales.


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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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