Weekly Auctions of Exceptional Items
Auckland, New Zealand
DoneThu, Jun 9, 2011 7:00 AM GMT
2010 was a watershed year for photography at auction in New Zealand. A+O 's May 2010 Important Photographs auction saw numerous artist records set and strong interest for artists including Laurence Aberhart, Fiona Pardington, Michael Parekowhai, Peter Peryer, Ann Shelton, Mark Adams and many others. The expanding collector interest in photography was confirmed again during A+O's dedicated Brian Brake auction which again saw artist records set on a number of occasions during the auction. 2010 saw over $500 000 of photographic work sold at auction at ART+OBJECT, a figure unthinkable even a few years ago. The upcoming catalogue will provide a wonderful counterpoint to the Seresin collection of 20th century works and will include major works by Bill Henson, Michael Parekowhai and an extremely rare suite by Austrian photographer Ernst Haas (1921 - 1986) entitled 'The Creation'.