Important Paintings & Contemporary Art Wellington Preview
Thursday 14 Nov 6pm - 8pm
2/7 Hawker Street, Mount Victoria, Wellington.
On Thursday the 14th of November we would like to invite you to our opening of a special Wellington preview of highlights from our upcoming auction of Important Paintings & Contemporary Art.
The exhibition will include Bill Hammond’s large-scale masterpiece Farmer’s Market, dated 2009. Delicately rendered in gold pigment, this painting belongs to the artist’s celebrated series known as the Cave Paintings and, with a published estimate of $300,000 - $350,000, has the potential to set a new auction record for a living New Zealand artist.
Also of note is the inclusion of Gordon Walters’ Genealogy; one of the finest works by the artist ever presented to the auction market. Walters’s iconic Koru paintings are extremely rare and, with an estimated value of $390,000 - $470,000, this work has the potential to set a new auction record for Gordon Walter’s practice.
The auction will present two important paintings by Charles Goldie: One of the Old School, which carries a published estimate of $210,000 - $270,000 and Te Hei, A Ngati Raukawa Chieftainess which carries a published estimate of $195,000 - $240,000. Both works were produced during the artist’s sought after 1900 – 1920 period and serve as sensitive renderings of aging rangatira,emblematic of the enduring relationships that Goldie cultivated with his sitters from the outset of the 20th century. A rare portrait by Gottfried Lindauer, Mrs Huria Whakamairu, Wairarapa, of 1876 considered to be a magnum opus of the artist’s oeuvre will also be on view. The Whakamairu whanau were a high-ranking family of the Wairarapa; Huria was a relative of Ihia Whakamairu, who lived just outside Masterton at Manaia, and witnessed the sale of the land on which Masterton was founded.
Fri 15 Nov 10am - 5pm
Sat 16 Nov 10am - 3pm
The auction of Important Paintings & Contemporary Art will be held atWebb's, 18 Manukau Rd, Newmarket, Auckland 6.30pm.
Enquiries to Charles Ninow
Posted on Wed, 23/10/2013 - 15:27
Ph: 524 5601