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New Zealand’s Largest Auction House is Branching Out

By June 16, 2021News

As our industry-leading business continues to set the pace and grow, the need for a permanent presence in Wellington has arisen.

We’re thrilled to announce that Carey Young and David Maskill will be joining Webb’s as our Wellington art team.

Carey Young is joining Webb’s as an Art Specialist. Carey began her working career in an advertising production role in Wellington. She travelled to London in 1998 to continue working in this field while studying Fine Art at the prestigious Goldsmiths College, University of London. On her return to New Zealand in 2001, she began working closely with Hamish McKay and his stable of artists. This work continued for ten years, during which Carey built up fantastic connections with, artists, patrons, institutions, and clients. In 2011 she joined Webb’s as Head of Fine Art Services in Wellington. She eventually left this role in 2014 to concentrate on her own gallery, The Young, which she founded in February 2011. Since 2016 Carey has sat on the Adam Art Gallery Advisory Board, the Victoria University Wellington Art Collection Trust and the Victoria University Wellington Art Collection Funding Trust. Webb’s is thrilled to welcome Carey back into the fold.

David Maskill has come onboard as an Art Consultant. He brings an exceptional academic pedigree to the role. Originally from Christchurch, David completed his MA in Art History at the University of Canterbury before further study at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London and the British Institute in Paris. He returned to Wellington in 1993 to take up a lectureship in Art History at Victoria University of Wellington, where he taught from 1993-2019. He is a specialist in eighteenth-century French art and in the history of prints. He is also a print collector and scholar and has published in both national and international journals such as the Journal of New Zealand Art History, Art History (UK), Print Quarterly (UK) and Dossier de l’art (France). He is an alumnus of both the Attingham Summer School for the study of British country house collections and the Attingham Royal Collections Studies course and is a regular speaker at art exhibitions in public galleries in Australia and New Zealand.

Both have a wealth of experience, and high-level expertise in art, and their presence will further augment the professional excellence of Webb’s.

Are you thinking about selling an artwork or collection? Get in touch for a free, no-obligation appraisal.

Carey Young                           David Maskill
Specialist, Art                         Consultant, Art
+ 64 21 368 348                    + 64 272 560 900
carey@webbs.co.nz              david@webbs.co.nz