Eilleen Mayo's 'Sea Holly' makes $47,500 plus buyers premium Fri, 08 Aug 2014
Our 6 August auction saw a great result with some excellent prices achieved - a world record price achieved for Eileen Mayo $55,400 incl. premium ) with strong bidding across the board. Sea Holly was bought by the Ilene and Laurence Dakin Bequest as a gift to the Auckland Art Gallery.
A very good result overall with 70% sold on the night and that percentage changing dramatically post auction - A great clearance rate is always a good thing - 75% sold by value on the night. The catalogue included some rare and exciting offerings and whilst the absence of a top price Goldie or McCahon in this sale was evident, the bidding on some works was nothing short of spectacular.
Next up in the International Art Centre Auction division:
'Selected Works from the Fletcher Trust Collection. '
Works from one of the most well known nationally significant collections
- When: 10 September
- Catalogue available: 21 August
- 77 Lots
- On view: Daily from Wednesday 3 September
- Lecture and morning tea: 5 September 10:30am - 11:30pm