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IMPORTANT & RARE ART 3 AUGUST Michael Smither Akmons
IMPORTANT & RARE ART 3 AUGUST Michael Smither Akmons

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IMPORTANT & RARE ART 3 August

ENTRIES NOW INVITED

International Art Centre invites entries for this Major Winter Catalogue. Our April result saw sales in excess of $5.5million, making it the highest grossing Mixed Vendor New Zealand art auction of all time. With record prices paid for C F Goldie ($1.88 million), Gretchen Albrecht, Robert Ellis and others, it was an art auction event to remember. July's offering already includes a number of highlights we will share soon. Entries include an extraordinary Jacquline Fahey painting from the landmark Auckland City Art Gallery 1984 exhibition 'ANXIOUS IMAGES' and a repatriated work by Frances Hodgkins on the market for the first time since 1904. A major work by Gottfried Lindauer also features as do works by Michael Smither, Felix Kelly and Banksy

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ART at HOME 17 Closes 6:30pm Wednesday 18 May Timed online auction

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IMPORTANT & RARE ART Held Tuesday 5 April

The auction held Tuesday 5 April saw record prices achieved for works by Charles F Goldie, Anna Lois White, Gretchen Albrecht, Robert Ellis, Sandy Adsett, John Coley and Ivy Grace Fyfe. With sales over $5.5 million, it was the highest total seen for a mixed vendor art auction in New Zealand. The second highest prices in history were seen for works by Sir Grahame Sydney (which was also the highest price for a work held by an Art Group) and Andrew McLeod. Spirited competition was seen across the catalogue with around 80% on offer sold. Numerous works exceeded estimates, in some case 2-3 times higher than the top estimate. New Zealanders are bracing their history and culture like never before. International Art Centre thanks all the artists who assisted us in provenance details, curator Mary Kisler and all buyers and sellers who have been hugely supportive.

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Mary Kisler discusses the Frances Hodgkins' artworks up for auction

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IMPORTANT & RARE ART Virtual Auction held Tuesday 16 November 2021

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Our November 16 auction of Important & Rare Art saw a result well in excess of expectations and new record price for Charles F Goldie 1.42 million plus bp. Max Gimblett's 'I Have Seen Many Wifes in this World of Men. Yet None So Beautiful & Wise as She' fetched a record $77,000 plus bp. Banksy saw sales this time at $474,000 for three of his screen prints - there were some truly memorable moments, Karl Maughan's Selbourne Street made $95,000 against its $30,000 - 40,000 estimate. A Colin McCahon titled Titirangi made $332,500 plus premium, above it's top estimate and two Frances Hodgkins made $230,000 and $112,500 respectively, with a work by her father also keenly sough making anew record $52,000. Sales well in excess of $5million, our third consecutive result for 2021. We haven't finished yet either ! There is more to come this year on the Bidding Platform so make sure you are registered as we are quite excited about what will come to market before Christmas.

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IMPORTANT & RARE ART Held Tuesday 27 July 2021

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IMPORTANT & RARE ART 3 AUGUST Michael Smither Akmons
IMPORTANT & RARE ART 3 AUGUST Jacqueline Fahey

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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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