12.04.22, Observer: Don Binney

By March 9, 2022News

In April, Webb’s will present an extraordinary collection of drawings by Don Binney.

They are from the master artist’s family estate, and offer compelling insight into the processes of artistic creation that brought about his brilliant and nationally celebrated paintings. It is an honour for Webb’s to bring these incredible works to market. We are certain that collectors and art lovers will find much to admire in this collection.

Webb’s is delighted to announce our forthcoming catalogue Don Binney: Observer. This auction will present a remarkable collection of sketches and field drawings by great New Zealand artist. These drawings have been sourced from the Binney Estate, and there are 57 in total.

The successful bidder on each artwork in this catalogue will receive two additional items along with the drawing. The first is a certificate of authenticity signed by Philippa and Mary Binney, and the second is an NFT derived from the work. Significantly, all of the NFTs in this sale have been subject to carbon offsetting.

NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, are a new media format that is often applied to artwork. They employ blockchain technology to ascribe ownership to digital items, rendering them unique. NFTs have been the focus of a great deal of interest over the past eighteen months, as an incredibly buoyant market for them has evolved.

We are sure that admirers of Binney’s work will be charmed by these drawings, and intrigued by the addition of the NFTs. The estate’s authentication adding the icing to the cake. The full catalogue of works in the auction will be available online on Wednesday 16 March. The works will be showcased in Wellington, Christchurch and Auckland prior to the auction. The sale itself will take place in our Mount Eden Gallery on Tuesday 12 April at 6.30pm.

If you have any queries about the sale, please get in touch with our team of experts. We would love to hear from you.


23 Marion Street

Preview Evening
Wednesday 23 March / 6pm – 8pm

Viewing Times
Thursday 24 – Friday 25 March / 10am – 5pm
Saturday 26 March 10am – 4pm

65 Cambridge Terrace

Preview Evening
Wednesday 30 March/ 6pm – 8pm

Viewing Times
Thursday 31 March – Friday 1 April / 10am – 5pm
Saturday 2 April 10am – 4pm

33a Normanby Road

Preview Evening
Thursday 7 April / 6pm – 8pm

Viewing Times
Friday 8 April 10am – 5pm
Saturday 9 – Sunday 10 April / 10am – 4pm
Monday 11 April 10am – 5pm

Live Auction
Tuesday 12 April / 6.30pm


Adrienne (AD) Schierning
Head of Art
+64 27 929 5609

Tasha Jenkins
Specialist, Art
+64 22 595 5610


Carey Young
Specialist, Art
+64 21 368 348

David Maskill
Specialist, Art
+64 27 256 0900


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