Auckland, New Zealand
DoneThu, Apr 26, 2012 6:30 AM UTC
Important Paintings & Contemporary Art
A+O's first major art catalogue features the sale of the complete Times Collection, a buying collective disbanding after 10 years. The group has focused on contemporary New Zealand art including Francis Upritchard, Robert Ellis, Jon Tootill, Michael Parekowhai, John Ward-Knox, Gavin Hurley, Hamish Foote, Peter Madden, Heather Straka, Andrew Mcleod, Greer Twiss, Martin Poppelwell and Nigel Brown. Major works by Don Binney, Rita Angus, Peter Stichbury, Alison Duff and Shane Cotton have also been consigned for the April 2012 catalogue. The equivalent catalogue in April 2011 saw A+O record its highest sale total to date at $1.57 million - 2011 proved to be A+O's best year to date with art sales topping the $5million mark for the first time in the company's history. A+O also achieved the highest price at auction in New Zealand for the year with the sale of the Colin McCahon masterpiece He Calls for Elias which sold for $571 875.