Important, Early & Rare 30th March 2011 Auction

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Important, Early & Rare 30th March 2011 Auction

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Viewing opens Wednesday 23rd March and runs daily until midday day of sale - 30th March. Don't miss Dr Angela Mackie's Lecture & Morning tea which commences Friday 25th March at 10:30am. Angela will give an informative and valuable insight into some of the wonderful works on offer.

The art market has remained relatively stable over the past twelve months with auction room optimism translating to buoyant bidding for offerings of quality. Such was the case at International Art Centre's November 2010 sale. Charles F Goldie's Forty Winks surpassed the half million dollar mark, making headlines and achieving a new auction record with a final sale price of $573,000.

Our first catalogue of 2011 features a notably diverse collection of many outstanding works. Les Deux Amies, dated 1953 by Parisian born Dame Louise Henderson (1902 - 1995), is one of New Zealand's cubist treasures. This celebrated work is on the market for only the second time since 1954. Further entries include Lily Pond, a major work by Peter Siddell while Grahame Sydney's Summer Night, Ida Valley, provides a fine example of New Zealand realism. Colin McCahon is well represented with three works from the late Brenda Gamble collection. Gamble, a close friend and colleague of the artist, worked with McCahon at Auckland City Art Gallery. Interestingly, these works are joyous McCahons of brightly coloured flowers.

The demand for quality historical works continues. Christopher Aubrey's 1891 view of Eketahuna and W G Baker's early view of Brooklyn, Wellington are of particular interest. Two oil paintings of Auckland by Sam Stuart are welcome offerings along with an intriguing collection of photographs from New Zealand's most important nineteenth century photographic studios, Dunedin based Burton Bros (1866 - 1914). Also of note is a major work by Marcus King, a dramatic 20th Century rendition of a historical arrival on the shores of New Zealand.

Full viewing times:

Wednesday 23rd March 9:00am - 5:00pm

Thursday 24th March 9:00am - 5:00pm

Friday 25th March 9:00am - 5:00pm

Saturday 26th March 11:00am - 4:00pm

Sunday 27th March 11:00am - 4:00pm

Monday 28th March 9:00am - 5:00pm

Tuesday 29th March 9:00am - 5:00pm

Wednesday 30th March 9:00am - 12noon