Webb’s Auction House Offers up Art Bargains

“Auckland-based auction house Webb’s leads the way in meeting the growing interest in New Zealand artists,” according to Monocle.

“Established in 1976, it now also provides auction services in Wellington and, in 2013, clinched the highest prices for a living New Zealand artist in 50 years with the sale of Bill Hammond’s ‘Farmers Market’ for $328,300.

“[On 23 and 24 September], over 300 paintings and photographs will be on offer at Webbs’s A2 affordable-art auction in Auckland. Held three times a year, the A2 sale specialises in contemporary and modern works valued between $1,000 and $20,000.

“‘Growth in the category has been driven by increasing recognition of the importance of New Zealand’s cultural history,’ Webb’s fine-art specialist Charles Ninow says.”

Original article by Monocle, September 2014.

Photo: Peter Stichbury, “Glister”, signed and dated 08, 295mm x 265mm, $4,500 – $6,500

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