Sylvia Siddell  - Auction 4 July
Sylvia Siddell - Auction 4 July

Collectable Art & Artists' Estates - Tuesday 4 July

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On view daily from Wednesday 28 June.

With estimates ranging $200 - $10,000, there are exciting opportunities for first time and established collectors to acquire art works with excellent provenance at accessible price levels.

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Important & Rare Art - Tuesday 8 August

Note: An offering of excellence. This major catalogue is now in preparation and includes a recent previously unknown masterpiece held in the same collection for half a century - Louis John Steele painting of Sir John Logan Campbell in his Parnell mansion, Kilbryde, c. 1903. Previously this work had only be known as a work photographed in the artist's studio in black and white so there is considerable excitement about it's recent discovery - We will be offering another L J Steele in the same auction. The sale also includes works by Charles Frederick Goldie, two Frances Hodgkins, Charles Blomfield (a major large scale work of the Pink Terraces and another of the White Terraces, from the collection of the Remuera Club Inc., formally the Commerce Club, Auckland. A major work by Alfred Sharpe, in extraordinary original condition is another of the historical masterpieces. A rare work by Issac Whitehead, repatriated after a century also features in one of our most significant historical lineups in years. Two rare bronze by Professor Paul Beadle. Works by Peter McIntyre including some classic Rangitikei River scenes, three fresh to the market watercolours by Margaret Stoddart, two Charles Decimus Barraud, Anna Lois White, Robin White, contemporary works by Sara Hughes, Joanna Braithwaite, DIck Frizzell four major works by Ralph Hotere and others. Two large scale Ray Ching are also in the sale. Also catalogued is a classic never before seen Felix Kelly. Two Petrus van der Velden. The sale also includes works from the estate of John Malcolm, former president of the Queen Elizabeth Arts Council - works by Gretchen Albrecht, Robert Ellis and others form the 1960s & 70s feature.

Further Selected Entries Invited until 11 July approximately

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Modern & Contemporary Art

Held Tuesday 16 May

The Sally Hunt Collection - November 2017

Sally Hunt's Nelson residence is home to a large and varied art collection comprising hundreds of pieces by New Zealand and International artists. Sally Hunt is a passionate supporter of the arts community in Nelson, and previously in the United States. She is currently Patron of The Suter Art Gallery, Te Aratoi o Whakatu. Sally and her late husband Robert, initiated the gallery's successful education program and she actively sponsors their acquisitions program. Sally is involved in local art initiatives, including the Arthouse Installation Project which offers an opportunity for emerging artists to design, create and exhibit their work. Further details available soon

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Held Wednesday 6 April 2016

International Art Centre claims the top three highest prices in New Zealand history, making us clear leaders in the 19th & 20th Century art markets. International Art Centre is the only auction house in the country to have work sold above the $1million threshold after C F Goldie's painting fetched $1,377 million recently.

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New Zealand art history was made at International Art Centre of Wednesday 6 April when C F Goldie's Whakakauri Tahuna fetched a hammer price of $1,175,000. The 300 strong crowded auction room filled with applause when for the first time a New Zealand painting sold at auction in excess of $1 million. The previous record, also held by International Art Centre, had been $732,800. International Art Centre now claims the top three prices at auction in New Zealand history.

Read more about the greatest art auction in New Zealand's history here

Sale total around $2.5million - a record for a mixed vendor catalogue

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Sylvia Siddell  - Auction 4 July
Charles F Goldie fetched $1.377 million

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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