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Banksy Keep it Real realised $1,747,745 A New Auction record for a painting in New Zealand
Banksy Keep it Real realised $1,747,745 A New Auction record for a painting in New Zealand

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ART at Home 7

Online only auction runs 15-21 April. As this is an online only auction you will need to register and visit the Bidding Platform to view the catalogue and participate from Thursday. There is no physical viewing but works can be viewed by appointment. The sale includes works from the collection of Brian and Annette Fernyhough, works on paper from the Estate of Rudi Gopas and a collection of works by Peter Beadle, Douglas Badcock, Brian Halliday and Brian Baxter from an Estate in Remuera, Auckland

COLLECTABLE ART TUESDAY 25 MAY

Modern & Contemporary - Entries Now Invited

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Maggie Skelton - maggie@artcntr.co.nz
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Luke Davies - luke@artcntr.co.nz
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Richard Thomson - richard@artcntr.co.nz
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Following on from the most successful auction in our 50 year history International Art Centre invites entries for this auction. Entries include works by Karl Maughan, Max Gimblett, two Helen Brown, Tim Wilson - Take advantage of the market and CONSIGN NOW.

IMPORTANT & RARE ART July 2021

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IMPORTANT & RARE ART Held TUESDAY 30 MARCH

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With sales in excess of $5milliont, March 30 Important & Rare Art was the most successful mixed vendor art auction ever held in New Zealand. Whilst Banksy set the tone, with the highest ever auction price in New Zealand History $1,747,745, and $468,468 for a print (Choose Your Weapon), also a record in New Zealand for an edition of any kind, it was also a huge night for the New Zealand market. His print Morons broke the international record for that print, selling for $255,866 Perhaps buyers looked at Banksy prices and compared, but we certainly hit the record books with Paratene Matchitt ($36,020), Robin White ($210,218) Ann Shelton ($13,810) and Robyn Kahukiwa ($64,860 ) Stanley Palmer (45,670) and Nigel Brown ($32,433). A photographic work by Fiona Pardington made $51,050. Post auction sales were seen for works by Bill Hammond, Don Binney and Robert Ellis. A work by Sigmar Polke attracted overseas attention, but eventually fell to a New Zealand buyer at $202,200) Further details to follow. Up to date results are on our Bidding Platform. Prices include buyers premium -

If you are unable to attend the live sale please arrange telephone and absentee bidding before 3pm today. Register on our Bidding Platform to participate in the bidding live. The sale will also stream live on Facebook

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International Art Centre celebrates 2021 with a 50th Anniversary IMPORTANT & RARE ART auction which includes Banksy's iconic Keep It Real along with four screenprints by the artist and excellent examples of New Zealand Contemporary & Historical art. We are also delighted to have works from the private collection of Auckland gallerist Judith Anderson, including a large scale Paratene Matchitt and Contemporary photography by Ann Shelton and Peter Peryer. A private Auckland Collection sees a remarkable offering of six works by Toss Woollaston, five by Pat Hanly and a work by Philip Clairmont. We are also pleased to be offering a work by the late Bill Hammond and a large work by Gretchen Albrecht. With key pieces on offer by Robin White, Don Binney, Colin McCahon, Frances Hodgkins, Michael Smither, Robyn Kahukiwa and others. A major 1968 work by Milan Mrkusich, last exhibited at Peter / James Gallery in 1972, also comes to market. Others by Simon Denny, Peter Stichbury, Fiona Pardington, Stanley Palmer, Nigel Brown, Peter Siddell, Patrick Hayman, Len castle, Masaykui Tsubota, Will Ashton, S L Thompson, J B C Hoyte and others.

This live auction will also run in tandem on our online Bidding Platform

Richard Thomson - richard@artcntr.co.nz
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Read our post auction report about the most successful art auction of 2020 here

Read the August post auction report

COLLECTABLE ART | held WEDNESDAY 24 FEBRUARY

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Luke Davies - luke@artcntr.co.nz
Maggie Skelton - maggie@artcntr.co.nz
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ART at HOME 6 Online Auction

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IMPORTANT & RARE ART

Held Tuesday 17 November

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ENTRIES INVITED

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Need an appraisal or valuation? These can be arranged via Zoom appointment - or use our online estimator

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Banksy Keep it Real realised $1,747,745 A New Auction record for a painting in New Zealand
Robyn Kahukiwa realised $64,400 A New Auction record

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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.

Contact Maggie Skeltom - maggie@artcntr.co.nz

Contact Luke Davies - luke@artcntr.co.nz

Telephone +64 9 379 4010

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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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.

Enquiries:
Richard Thomson - richard@artcntr.co.nz
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Luke Davies - luke@artcntr.co.nz
Maggie Skelton - maggie@artcntr.co.nz
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