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To Market, To Market

Webb’s first art auction of 2016 will be held on Tuesday 5 April and offers museum-quality and collectable artworks by New Zealand’s leading artists — covering the contemporary, modern and historical periods. Titled Paramount Series, the auction comprises two parts.


Part one will offer important paintings and contemporary art, including works by artists such as Peter Stichbury, Colin McCahon, Pat Hanly, Ralph Hotere, Rita Angus, Bill Hammond and Toss Woollaston. A highlight of the catalogue is Budding Landscape by Gretchen Albrecht, strongly representative of the artist’s primary concerns of colour and form, painted in 1972. Previously held in the artist’s personal collection and acquired by the current owner from the artist in 1980, it is a pleasure to offer this work onto the market for the first time. Other entries of note include a Don Peebles, previosuly held in the Saatchi & Saatchi New Zealand art collection, an early Michael Parekowahi cast bronze which relates to Acts (10:34-38) “He went about doing good”, held in the collection of the Auckland Art Gallery, as well as an iconic work by Colin McCahon from his Gate series of the early 1960s.


Part Two of the catalogue includes a wide-ranging selection of affordable and collectable works by artists including Charles Blomfield, Colin Wheeler, John Papas, Tom Esplin, Peter Beadle and Ian Scott.


The complete auction catalogue will be online on 8th March and available in print from 12th March. For your complimentary auction catalogue visit a viewing at Webb’s gallery (23-25 Falcon Street, Parnell) from 22nd March. Full viewing times are available on Webb’s website As always, we encourage you to make contact with one of our specialists who would be happy to provide further information about any of the works offered in the sale.