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Webb's Important Paintings & Contemporary Art Catalogue, August 2013

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  • Important paIntIngs and Contemporary artCatalogue 357 13 August 2013

  • Webb catalogue DPS 1.1 cp.indd 1 23/07/13 8:30 AM

  • Webb catalogue DPS 1.1 cp.indd 1 23/07/13 8:30 AM

  • Who to Talk to at Webbs

    Upcoming Auctions & Market Commentary

    Catalogue 357

    6 - 7 Local Art World

    8 - 9 The World of Art

    10 - 11 Lecture - A Different Perspective, Savita Apte

    12 - 17 The Dark Art of Bill Hammond

    18 - 19 Fine Jewellery and Watches Forthcoming Sale

    20 - 21 Upcoming A Pair of Chinese Carved Rhinoceros Horns

    26 - 27 Early Modernism This Sale in Review

    28 - 31 Important Paintings & Contemporary Art This Sale in Review

    Foreword

    The Catalogue32 - 149 Important Paintings & Contemporary Art

    150 - 167 Upcoming Auctions & Market Commentary

    Terms & Conditions & Index of Artists

    168- 172 Webbs Departments & People

    174 The Last Word - Josh Williams - Profile

    173 Webbs Terms & Conditions for Buying

    176 Index of Artists

    Webbs Auction House. 18 Manukau Road, Newmarket, Auckland 1149, New Zealand

    Ph: 09 524 6804 E:auctions@webbs.co.nzwww.webbs.co.nz

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    Contemporary art sale 357

    tuesday 13 august 2013, 6:30pm

    Buyers premiumA buyer's premium of 15% will be charged on all items in this sale.

    GST (15%) is payable on the buyer's premium only.

    Viewing

    Evening Viewing

    Lecture - Savita Apte

    Fri 2 Aug ................................................................................................... 9:00am - 5:30pm

    Sat 3 Aug ................................................................................................ 11:00am 3:00pm

    Sun 4 Aug .............................................................................................. 11:00am 3:00pm

    Mon 5 Aug ............................................................................................... 9:00am 5:30pm

    Tues 6 Aug ............................................................................................... 9:00am 7:30pm

    Wed 7 Aug .............................................................................................. 9:00am 5:30pm

    Thurs 8 Aug .............................................................................................. 9:00am 7:30pm

    Fri 9 Aug ................................................................................................... 9:00am 5:30pm

    Sat 10 Aug .............................................................................................. 11:00am 3:00pm

    Sun 11 Aug ............................................................................................ 11:00am 3:00pm

    Mon 12 Aug ............................................................................................. 9:00am 5:30pm

    Tues 13 Aug ........................................................................................ 9:00am 12:00noon

    Tue 6 Aug................................................................................................... 5:30pm - 7:30pm

    Thurs 8 Aug............................................................................................... 5:30pm - 7:30pm

    Sun 11 Aug................................................................................................................. 3:00pm

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  • the new zealand market. Over the last 12 months, the secondary market has continued to benefit from the buying patterns that first emerged in the post-2008 market place and have now gained a definitive footing. Collectors are now paying more attention than ever before to factors such as a works condition, provenance, relevant market context and, above all, academic significance. Accordingly, while the uptake of works that do withstand careful scrutiny has not necessarily accelerated, the widespread refinement of the markets collective buying methodology has resulted in an enthusiastic following for rare, high-quality works and this demand has been a strong driver of growth. Consequently, in the first half months of 2013 alone, the secondary art market in New Zealand as a whole turned over an impressive estimated total of $7 million.

    As Webbs is the largest service provider on the New Zealand market (Webbs total turnover for the last financial year was double that of our closest competitor), a careful analysis of our results provides valuable insight into the workings and motivations of the market. The 2013 financial year saw us achieve a very healthy 34% increase in turnover (based on a year-on-year comparison), and the average value of a painting sold at Webbs now rests at $13,845 against the industry average of $9,000. This data reflects a collector base with an appetite for quality and an eye for the long-term investment potential of rarefied cultural commodities.

    There are three notable sectors of the market that have been the core of this growth: the market for Maori subjects by Charles F. Goldie, the market for good examples of modernist New Zealand painting from 1960 to 1980 and the market for key, major works by contemporary practitioners such as Bill Hammond. Coupled with the strong results from the first sale cycle of 2013, the fact that the buying public has continued to focus its attention towards key areas that engage strongly with New Zealands national history indicates that the market is willing to pay a premium for significant paintings.

    California Design This month, Auckland Art Gallery launched its exhibition California Design, 19301965: Living in a Modern Way. The exhibition includes furniture by Charles and Ray Eames, fashions from Levi Strauss & Co. and graphics by Saul Bass as well as a number of landmark industrial designs, ceramics, jewellery and architectural drawings.

    Auckland Art Gallery has also organised a comprehensive accompanying public programme that includes talks by our friends at Mr. Bigglesworthy, Dan and Emma Eagle, and fashion designers Kate Sylvester and Benny Castles.

    sophie Coupland Director Fine Art Department

    California Design1930-1965: living in a MoDern Way

    when 6 July - 29 Sept 2013, 10am - 5pm daily where Auckland Art GalleryCost Free entry

    shane Cotton the hanging sky Currently on show at City Gallery Wellington is Shane Cottons mid-career survey exhibition The Hanging Sky, which will run until 6 October. The exhibition was curated by Christchurch Art Gallery senior curator Justin Paton and was organised in conjunction with Brisbanes Institute of Modern Art, where it was first exhibited. The show also toured to Sydneys Campbelltown Arts Centre.

    In the 1990s, Shane Cotton distinguished himself as an important new talent with his ochre-toned paintings which dissected New Zealands still-developing cultural history and national identity. In the mid-2000s, however, the artist made a number of significant changes to the mode of working that first brought him acclaim most notably, while his previous works tended to focus on the land (both literally and conceptually), his new works turned their attention towards the sky. The Hanging Sky encapsulates this energetic latter period in the artists career.

    A new monograph of the same title, published by Craig Potton Publishing (Nelson), has been released to accompany the exhibition. The book includes 72 full-colour, large-scale plates and features essay contributions from Justin Paton, Robert Leonard, Eliot Weinberger and Geraldine Kirrihi Barlow.

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  • Organised in collaboration with The Andy Warhol Museum (Pittsburgh), Te Papas much-anticipated survey Warhol: Immortal will run until 25 August. The exhibition features over 150 works from throughout the artists career including drawings, paintings, polaroids and the artists highly celebrated experimental films.

    A number of Warhols important 1980s portraits depicting figures such as Queen Elizabeth II, Chairman Mao, Jane Fonda and Prince are exhibited, in addition to a major self-portrait loaned from the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.

    Another notable inclusion is a re-creation of Warhols well-known installation Silver Clouds, which debuted at New Yorks Leo Castelli Gallery in 1966. The installation consists of many helium-filled balloons made from a reflective silver plastic. In Warhols own words: Silver was the future, it was spacy silver was also the past the silver screen... And maybe more than anything, silver was narcissism mirrors.

    auCklanD art fairThis year sees the biennial Auckland Art Fair return for its fourth instalment; it will run for four days from 7 to 11 August and, once again, will move to a new venue: The Cloud on Aucklands Queens Wharf. Includi

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