Collector Simon Manchester had an unbridled passion for ceramicsStuff, by Bess Manson - 6 months 3 weeks ago
Simon Paul Manchester, ceramics collector, 18 March, 1958 - 18 July, 2019
When an earthquake destroyed many thousands of dollars worth of his precious ceramics, collector Simon Manchester closed the door and sat with the shards of broken pots for a week.
Five McCahon's in One Night- 8 months 2 weeks ago
One of the country's last "significant" unseen private collections of contemporary New Zealand art will go under the hammer this week in Wellington.
The collection of Noel and Margaret Dick features 94 works by the likes of Colin McCahon, Rita Angus, Ralph Hotere and Toss Woollaston.
War murals by eminent Canterbury artists to go under hammer for $300,000Stuff - 10 months 2 weeks ago
Murals by some of Canterbury's most distinguished artists of New Zealand and British forces at war could fetch hundreds of thousands of dollars for the Christchurch RSA when they go under the hammer.
Ron Sang designed house and NZ contemporary art collection for saleStuff - 11 months 2 weeks ago
A house with what might be the biggest front door in Wellington is for sale - and its home to a huge art collection too.The 5.8 metre red wooden door is just one of a number of features that make the Ron Sang house in Lower Hutt stand out.
Recognised as one of New Zealand's most talented architects, there are believed to be just two other Sang houses in the region.
13th-century Bible tops $100k at auction in WellingtonThe Dominion Post - 2 years 2 weeks ago
A rare 13th-century Bible has sold for more than $100,000 at a Wellington's Dunbar Sloane auction house.
Handwritten in Latin, the Bible's 298 pages are worn and delicate, but still feature bright and elaborate red and blue detailing.
Transpower could make hundreds of thousands from its art collectionStuff - 2 years 2 months ago
A stellar collection of artwork is being put up for sale in Wellington by its corporate owner Transpower, which has moved premises.
Fifty-one pieces including works by New Zealand art legends Gordon Walters, Don Binney and Colin McCahon are due to be auctioned by Dunbar Sloane on Wednesday and Thursday.
A quick guide to buying art for dummies (or uncultured millennials)Stuff - 2 years 8 months ago
I don't get art. It's a world full of big names, exotic themes and hefty price tags – enough to turn a seemingly uncultured sod like myself back around into The Warehouse where I can buy my own $20 canvas and paint what the hell I like.
That said, my amateur koru swirls of blues and purples would barely earn me 50c from my mother, let alone a $75,000 return.
Gottfried Lindauer painting sets record at art auction in WellingtonNZ Herald - 2 years 10 months ago
An unrecorded painting by famous New Zealand artist Gottfried Lindauer has sold at a record price in an auction on Wednesday.
The portrait of Chief Renata Kawepo sold for $227,000 on Wednesday night at Dunbar Sloane.
The previous highest price a Lindauer portrait sold for was $198,000 in 2000.
Early Goldie portrait of mystery Maori man expected to fetch $400,000 at auctionNZ Herald - 2 years 10 months ago
One of Kiwi artist Charles Frederick Goldie's first Maori portraits is expected to fetch $400,000 when it is auctioned in Wellington next week.
The large oil painting, Tamehana, is to be auctioned at Dunbar Sloane on Wednesday.