Auction Catalogue 6 April, 2016
WORLD RECORD PRICE FOR C F GOLDIE $1,377,687
The highest price for Goldie but also the highest price ever achieved at an art auction in New Zealand and the first ever painting to sell for more then $1million under the hammer International Art Centre secures it's position as the premier auction house for art now claiming the top three prices in history, all which have been achieved in the past 6 years.
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.
Wednesday night's $2.4 million record-breaking sale was nothing short of spectacular, as well as the incredible result achieved for Goldie we saw the small Binney achieve $92,500 hammer, both McCahons sold at the top end of estimates, a Hoyte made $57,500, C F Goldie's sketch made $80,000 against an estimate of $15,000 - 25,000. Some of the prices are listed below with full results soon available online.
Sale total around $2.45million. Probably the highest mix vendor sale total in history.