Highlights from Webb's $2million fine arts auction
Webb’s auction of art works set record prices this week and achieved more than $2.1 million.
The sale set three new records with the highest prices ever achieved at auction for paintings by Liz Maw and Trevor Moffitt, and for a sculpture by modernist artist Russell Clark.
Liz Maw’s Aura sold for $56,300, double the expected price of $28,000
The highlights of the sale included $281,400 achieved for an early portrait by Charles Goldie entitled Memories which depicts Wiripine Ninia, a chieftainess of the Ngati Awa iwi. The sale price was substantially above the lower expected price of $200,000. The work belongs to Goldie’s sought-after pre 1920 period. It was during this time that Goldie was at the height of his technical ability.
Zoomorphic Lounge by Bill Hammond achieved $205,200. The work belongs to the Hammond’s critically acclaimed late 1990s period in which the artist painted with his now iconic palette of emerald green.
Landscape with a Road by Colin McCahon painted in 1965 which presenting a stark hillside and lonely road, sold for $117,250.
Top 10 Prices:
1. Charles Goldie - Memories, Wiripine Ninia, $281,400
2. Bill Hammond – Zoomorphic Lounge, $205,200
3. Colin McCahon – Landscape with a Road, $117,250
4. Ralph Hotere – Kind of Blue, $105,525
5. Colin McCahon – Portrait, $86,800
6. Peter Siddell – Governor’s Cove, Karekare, $82,100
7. Bill Hammond – Moa Hunter Cave 1, $76,200
8. Bill Hammond – Boulder Bay, $63,320
9. Trevor Moffitt – Goodbye Mum, $58,650
10. Liz Maw – Aura, $56,300