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The Paul & Kerry Barber Collection with Important & Rare Art

7:00pm Wednesday 23 October 2019

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International Art Centre is delighted to announce that the collection of Paul Barber QSO and his wife Kerry will be a major feature of our October catalogue. The Barber's were regular attendees at this country's art auctions in the 1980s, 90s and early 2000s. Their historic Wellington home was the perfect venue for a collection embracing the big names of 20th Century New Zealand Art. Evelyn Page (1899 - 1988) was one of their favourite painters, with all five of her works in their collection offered for sale. Other works by Don Binney, Toss Woollaston, Brent Wong, Robert Ellis, Jane Evans, Doris Lusk, Raymond McIntyre, Charles Tole, A Lois White, Edward Fristrom, John Weeks, and Helen Stewart were amongst those that graced the walls of their Thorndon home. In later years the Barbers collected Contemporary New Zealand art and sculpture, enjoying works by Paul Dibble, Terry Stringer, Greer Twiss and Elizabeth Thomson along with paintings by Gretchen Albrecht, Dick Frizzell, Nigel Brown, Piera McArthur, Jude Rae and others.

The offering of this unique private collection provides a rare opportunity to consign quality works to be sold within their sphere of excellence.

Don Binney's 'Pipiwharauroa over Te Henga' will also headline this spectacular Spring catalogue - It is probably the finest work by the artist ever seen on the secondary market. It is perfect in subject, condition and provenance and has not been to market in decades. Another work featuring Tui's flying over Te Henga has also just been consigned.

Michael Smither 'Sea Wall and Kingfisher' 1969, see the market for the first time and comes with it's own unique provenance and deaccessions from the Fletcher Trust Collection are also catalogued.

A beautiful C F Goldie portrait along with two never before seen paintings by his favourite pupil Vera Cummings

One of the best Peter McIntyre paintings we have seen at auction, sees the market for the first time since it's purchase at the One Man Exhibition at John Leech Gallery in 1964 along with another work by the artist.

A Collection of Garth Tapper paintings features as do works by Karl Maughan, Darryn George along with new to market rare glass works by Ann Robinson and the largest Len Castle Crater Bowl ever seen at auction.

End of Season Art Auction

Wednesday 27 November 2019

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Collectable Art Held 22 August

Collectable Art auction held Thursday 22 August saw good results and sales of just under $500,000 under hammer. Top price went to Don Binney at $50,000 in what was a busy night, followed by numerous post auction sales.

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Important & Rare Art

Held 30 July 2019

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Read about this $3.4 million auction result here

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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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Anna Lois White 'Sleeping'
Paul Dibble 'The Runner', 2008

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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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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Collectable Art

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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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