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Justin Summerton - Art at Home 3 Online only auction running now until Tuesday 2 June
Justin Summerton - Art at Home 3 Online only auction running now until Tuesday 2 June

Art at Home 3 timed online auction live now and will close next Tuesday 2 June

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This timed sale is running now through to 2 June and includes paintings, prints and sculpture. Watch out for editions by Shane Cotton, Peter Siddell, works by Gaston De Vel, an interesting foreign section, and two beautiful Pan Theodosiou sculptures. View the auction at Invaluable.com

Collectable Modern | Contemporary Art

Live auction Tuesday June 30

The June catalogue is shaping up to be a great offering. It is highlighted by a private collection of three Banksy (b.1974) editions, all purchased by the New Zealand based owner in 2005 from Pictures on Walls, the artist's agent at the time. - Also includes a superb Michael Parekowhai Bosom of Abraham Lightbox, Karl Maughan, Michael Smither - a series of his 1970's screenprints and original works, two Gordon Walters screen prints on the market fro the first time, Robin White screen prints , Shane Cotton, Andrea Hemer, an assortment of Len Castle ceramics form the Ron Sang Collection, Jeffrey Harris, Philip Clairmont, Allen Maddox, Joanna Braithwaite, three works by Heather Straka, Marti Friedlander, Pat Hanly and 'Jasper' by Gillie and Mark Schattner. We also have an international section with works by Pablo Picasso, Alexander Calder, Andy Warhol and others.

Entries Invited Now until 4 June

Important & Rare Art held 19 May

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Thanks to all involved in this, our first art auction post lockdown originally scheduled for 1 April, our forth auction this year. And a very pleasing result overall giving reassurance and confidence to the market, artist's, collectors and trade in uncertain times. Top price went to Philip Clairmont at $150,000 hammer following closely by Grahame Sydney $140,000 and an offer of $140,000 on a Michael Smither. Michael's Buzzy Bee made $100,000. The Charles Blomfield pair of Pink and White terraces sold for $112,000 against their $40,000 - 60,000 estimate. New record set for Len Castle - Crater Lake Bowl made $15,000, whilst Volcanic cone $14,250, both doubling reserve. McIntyre watercolours fared well $16,500 and $17,500 and renewed interest was seen in the works of Margaret Stoddart, all selling under the hammer. A Don Binney print made $15,000, some way off the original work we sold late last year for $600,000. Works by Ralph Hotere, Garth Tapper, Charles Tole and Peter Stichbury were just some of the works finding new homes post auction along with a new record set for a work by Felix Kelly at $45,000 for 'African Capriccio'.

Bidding options for the Important & Rare auction include attending the live auction, Bidding by telephone, placing absentee bids and online bidding via Invaluable.com

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Justin Summerton - Art at Home 3 Online only auction running now until Tuesday 2 June
Philip Clairmont Realised $150,000 | Important & Rare Art | 19 May

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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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