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Paul Dibble Leap of Faith - Collectable Art 21 May
Paul Dibble Leap of Faith - Collectable Art 21 May

Collectable Art

Modern & Contemporary New Zealand Art, rare prints, photography & sculpture

Tuesday 21 May 2019

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Entries close next week ( 24 April). Consign before Easter recommended.

A great catalogue with an eclectic offering in preparation

Richard Thomson - richard@artcntr.co.nz
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Important & Rare Art

7:00pm 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

Other highlights:
Lot 2 Ian Scott $5,000
Lot 3 Peter Siddell $10,000
Lot 4 Ann Robinson $7,750
Lot 10 Peter Stichbury $56,000
Lot 13 Peter Stichbury $7,500
Lot 15 Peter Siddell $33,500
Lot 16 Pat Hanly $12,750
Lot 20 Ralph Hotere $22,000
Lot 24 Garth Tapper $17,000
Lot 18 Gimblett $38,000
Lot 34 Alfred Sharpe $48,500
Lot 35 Cedric Morris $210,000
Lot 37 C F Goldie $395,000 Lot 38 C F Goldie $520,000
Lot 39 Raymond McIntyre $38,000
Lot 40 Raymond McIntyre $34,000
Lot 41 J C Hoyte $30,000
Lot 42 J C Hoyte $26,000
Lot 44 Dorritt Black $28,000
Lot 45 M C Escher $24,000
Lot 50 Gimblett $15,500
Lot 60 D K Richmond $16,000
Lot 61 Flora Scales $16,000
Lot 69 Peter McIntyre $24,500
Lot 102 Vera Cummings

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Consignments include two significant portraits of Maori chiefs by Charles Frederick Goldie, rare works by expatriate New Zealander Raymond McIntyre, a pair of Felix Kelly oils which were once the property of esteemed American art collector Jack Warner.

The sale has a more than usual International section with an extraordinary example by British Modern Cedric Morris, along with rare prints by Dorrit Black, M C Escher and an extraordinary 1972 lithographed triptych by Francis Bacon

A further highlight, is a pristine Alfred Sharpe watercolour of Auckland Domain, held in the same family collection since it was commissioned in 1877 by judge and politician, Thomas Bannatyne Gillies.

A large oil by the late Buck Nin, direct from the artist's Estate Collection

Four oil paintings by Garth Tapper

Other 'fresh to market' offerings include Contemporary New Zealand artworks. A large scale sculpture by Neil Dawson along with other sculptural works by Elizabeth Thomson, Terry Stringer, Ann Robinson and John Edgar come under the hammer. Works by Ralph Hotere are offered the first time in nearly 50 years, along with works by Colin McCahon, Peter Siddell, Max Gimblett, Stanley Palmer, Michael Smither, John Walsh, Ian Scott & Pat Hanly. Paintings from the Estates of John Holmwood and William Henry Allen also feature. Talk to us confidentially about consigning works now

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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Important & Rare Art

Held Tuesday 27 November

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Results in realtime now online next to each lot. (subject to change)

International Art Centre is pleased to report yet another fantastic result - with sales in excess of $1.7 million under hammer, our third highest for 2018. Including post sale negotiation $1.85 million - ensuring a record 2018 season for International Art Centre. Top price went to Charles F Goldie at $275,000 (hammer price), Colin McCahon's First Waterfall $237,000 (hammer price) followed by Binney at $150,000 (hammer price). We wish to thanks our clients, buyers and sellers for being part of this momentous occasion as we approach our 50th anniversary year.

A record price of $16,500 was achieved for Gordon Walters Arahura screen print - the previous record for this edition was $12,750 in February 2016. The second highest price was achieved for a Felix Kelly $34,000, just short of the $36,000 August record. Toss Woollaston's Mahana estimated at $15,000 - 20,000 went for $27,000 and the two Raymond McIntyre estimated at $15,000 - 25,000 each went for $38,000 each. $27,000 was bid for a John gully estimated at $12,000 - 16,000 and Alfred Sharpe's Remuera, sold subject on the night fetched $62,500. Don Binney's Once Bittern sold for $100,000 and the small Colin McCahon Mapua sold for $15,000, both post auction

Richard Thomson - richard@artcntr.co.nz
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Maggie Skelton - maggie@artcntr.co.nz
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Important & Rare Art

Held Tuesday 14 August

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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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Paul Dibble Leap of Faith - Collectable Art 21 May
Max Gimblett fetched $38,000 hammer

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.

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Modern & Contemporary Art

Twice a year International Art Centre's 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

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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