Works of Art

Sale by Negotiation

Coming Soon

Just over a week has passed since we hung the last painting for our Works of Art auction and our country took the brave collective action to stay home and protect one another. Our thoughts have been with you as you have settle into life at home.

We’ve been reflecting on art’s ability to inspire and are pleased to announce that a presentation from our Works of Art catalogue is now available for sale by negotiation. The deadline for negotiations is 6pm Tuesday 14 April 2020.

Offers can be placed as absentee bids through our website here or by contacting one of our specialist team below.

We have captured the magic of the exhibition in video. The above video will take you to a virtual walkthrough of the works installed at Webb’s gallery. Additional images and condition reports are available for all the works featured in the catalogue. Our team of specialists is available to answer any questions and provide more information.

The catalogue is a rigorous offering of important modern and contemporary New Zealand artworks and international photography. It includes a selection of works from the collection of noted Wellington collectors Tim & Helen Beaglehole.

We hope you are enjoying new found time with loved ones, cherishing the collections that fill your homes and most importantly, staying in touch, staying safe and staying local.

  • The negotiation process will be conducted in a similar manner to an auction.
  • Interested parties will need to submit an initial offer before 6pm April 14th.
  • Once all offers have been received, parties interested in a respective lot will then be made aware of the highest offered price on that lot and whether or not they are the leading bidder.
  • Parties who are not the leading bidder will be given the opportunity to improve their bid so that it exceeds the highest offered price.
  • If the highest offer is then exceeded, all interested parties will be notified and given the opportunity to increase their bid again.
  • This process will be repeated until no other parties wish to improve upon the highest offer or the highest bid is confirmed at the conclusion of the sale.
  • At this point the work will be sold to the party with the highest bid.
  • The sale will be conducted under Webb’s usual terms and conditions, which can be viewed in full here.
  • As per our terms and conditions, all transactions will incur a buyer’s premium of 17.5% of the hammer price plus GST. For example, the purchase of an artwork for a price of $1,000 would see the buyer invoiced for a total of $1,201.25.
  • The buyer accepts that they will not be able to take possession of any artworks until level 4 quarantine has concluded.

Our Experts


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.

Charles Ninow
Head of Art 
+64 21 053 6504

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.

Adrienne (AD) Schierning
Manager, Art
+64 21 045 7060

51 . Richard Killeen
Bus Stop
oil on board
signed RK and dated ’69 in brushpoint lower right; printed Richard Killeen/90 The Drive Auck. 3/Bus Stop/April 1969 18′ x 18″/Oil on hardboard on label affixed verso
450 x 450mm
EST . $25,000 – $35,000
18 . Peter Stichbury
Study for ‘Bleibtreu Strasse’ (Cordelia)
acrylic on canvas
signed PETER STICHBURY, dated 1998 and inscribed STUDY FOR ‘BLEIBTREU STRASSE’ (CORDELIA)/ACRYLIC ON CANVAS in graphite on verso
560 x 560mm
EST . $28,000 – $38,000
61 . Theo Schoon
Carved Prow
gelatin silver print
345 x 280mm
EST . $2,500 – $4,500
26 . Fiona Pardington
Female Huia
c-type print
signed Fiona Pardington and dated 2009 in graphite verso
610 x 485mm
EST . $16,000 – $26,000