28.03.22, Works of Art

By March 9, 2022Uncategorized

The catalogue for Webb’s flagship Works of Art auction is now online. This will be our first premier art auction of 2022, and it is set to be a sensation. We are proud to say that this is one of the strongest catalogues we have ever put together – it is filled with stunning art works by this country’s finest artists.

While the catalogue features a plenitude of magnificent artwork, suites of paintings by Bill Hammond and Philip Clairmont are particular highlights. The two artists are both among the all-time greats of New Zealand painting, and it has been fascinating to encounter significant bodies of their work at the same time. A specially commissioned photo shoot of selected works by the two is included in this catalogue. It positions the work in a remarkable setting – a grand old building in a state of entropic dilapidation. You can view a video made in this setting here, with discussion of the works by Webb’s Content & Research Manager, Julian McKinnon.

Selected works from the catalogue will be showcased in Wellington (39 Ghuznee Street) from Wednesday 16 March through to Saturday 19 March. The entire catalogue will then be previewed in our Auckland gallery on Tuesday 22 March. It will remain on view from Wednesday 23 March through to Monday 28 March ahead of the auction at 6.30pm.

For condition reports or enquiries on the auction, please get in touch with our specialist team – we would love to hear from you.

Catalogue Online

Wellington Viewing 
Wednesday 16 March / 10am – 8pm
Thursday 17 – Friday 18 March / 10am – 5pm
Saturday 19 March / 10am – 3pm

Auckland Preview Evening
Tuesday 22 March / 6pm – 8pm

Auckland Viewing
Wednesday 23 – Friday 25 March / 10am – 5pm
Saturday 26 – Sunday 27 March / 10am – 4pm
Monday 28 March / 10am – 5pm

Live Auction
Monday 28 March / 6.30pm

Charles Ninow
Director of Art
+ 64 21 053 6504

AD Schierning
Head of Art
+64 27 929 5609

Bidding Information


To bid at any of our auctions you must register for the specific auction – Click REGISTER within the sale catalogue and this will take you to our terms and conditions for bidding at auction. You can also register by contacting the Webb’s team at auctions@webbs.co.nz or by calling 09 529 5600.

Bidding Online

Bidding online at a LIVE auction with start when the auction starts – when we begin the auction you will see the words LIVE SALE appear at the top of the auction catalogue page on our website– if you click on this title you will be directed through to live video and audio of the auctioneer. You will see the asking bid listed – to place you bid you simply hit bid and confirm the value of your bid.

Phone Bidding

If you prefer to bid over the phone we will allocate you a specialist to assist. Simply email auction@webbs.co.nz stating your full name, and phone number (a backup number is a great idea if you have one) and the Lot number/s of the work/s you wish to bid on. Alternately call 09 529 5600 and our friendly team will assist.

Absentee Bids

This is a cover bid – if you know the top limit of your bidding on a lot – our auctioneer will be happy to bid on your behalf up to but not above the amount. Absentee bids can easily be placed online here, or again email auction@webbs.co.nz or call our friendly team on 09 5295600 for assistance.


If you have any questions about bidding with Webb’s we are always happy to assist, for general assistance email auction@webbs.co.nz or call our friendly team on 09 5295600. IF you have specific questions about the artworks in a sale please get in touch with our specialists.

Works of Art Video Content

Bill Hammond and Philip Clairmont

Gretchen Albrecht

List of Works of Art Videos