A quick guide to buying art for dummies (or uncultured millennials)Stuff - 2 months 1 day 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 - 4 months 1 week 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 - 4 months 2 weeks 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.