Forthcoming Auctions

Art Online –  Tuesday 16 to Sunday 21 July, 2019
Art auctions present a spectacular selection of contemporary and modern works to suit a wide range of collectors tastes at different  price points. These auctions include works by celebrated New Zealand and International artist’s work spanning the mediums of  painting, photography, sculpture and printmaking.

View Catalogue & Bid

Important Works of Art – Wednesday 7 August 2019, 6.30pm
The auction includes an impressive selection of early consignments ranging from works by New Zealand painters such as Rita Angus, Frances Hodgkins, Colin McCahon and John Tole to an array of outstanding contemporary works by artists Michael Parekowhai, Shane Cotton, Julian Dashper, Michael Harrison, Stephen Bambury, Peter Robinson and Francis Upritchard.

Contact Information

Please contact our Art team with any enquiries

Charles Ninow
Head of Fine Art
Phone: 
+64 9 529 5610
Mobile: +64 21 053 6504
Email: charles@webbs.co.nz

Adrienne (AD) Schierning
Fine Arts Manager
Phone: +64 9 529 5610
Mobile: +64 21 0457060
Email: ad@webbs.co.nz

The Webb’s Fine Art Department offers excellence in expertise, scholarship and service.

We are always interested in talking to you about your artworks or wider collection. The department hosts a number of auctions throughout the year, offers valuations for market and insurance purposes as well as providing market based information for those wishing to consign or seeking acquisition advice.

The Fine Art Department offers three sale categories.

Significant Art – showcasing museum quality and important works by New Zealand’s most well celebrated artists as well as works by notable international practitioners.

Collectors’ Art – includes a varied mix of contemporary artworks, sculpture, prints and photographs.

The Fine Art Department now also offer Online Art auctions which present sales including small prints, works on paper, photography and paintings at accessible price-points.

Please contact our Fine Art department to discuss any item in our upcoming Fine Art auctions or to learn more about the benefits of selling at auction.

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Our Fine & Contemporary Art Team

Charles Ninow – Head of Art

Charles Ninow is an expert in the sale and valuation of New Zealand art and one of the country’s foremost art auctioneers. Charles was previously an employee of Webb’s, but left in 2015 to co-found Bowerbank Ninow, an auction house and gallery. Bowerbank Ninow was acquired by Webb’s in 2019, seeing Charles bring his expertise back to the brand as Head of Art. Charles’ broad secondary market experience encompasses auctions, private sales and valuations, including the placement of works into major institutional collections and the valuation of prestigious museum and gallery holdings.

Adrienne (AD) Schierning – Manager, Art

Adrienne Schierning completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Elam School of Fine Arts at the University of Auckland in 1999. She gained a Post Graduate Diploma in Fine Arts from Elam in 2007. Adrienne has worked in both Public and Dealer galleries before coming to Webb’s, and has over twenty years’ experience working within the arts sector. She has contributed to curatorial projects and is a published writer adding to a wider discourse around art in Aotearoa.