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<ul><li><p>IMPORTANT WORKS OF ART 1</p></li><li><p>2</p></li><li><p>IMPORTANT PAINTINGS &amp; </p><p>CONTEMPORARY ART </p><p>TUESDAY 31 JULY 2012, 6.30PM </p><p>New ZealandsPremier Auction House18 Manukau RoadPO Box 99 251Newmarket, Auckland 1149New ZealandP +649 524 6804F +649 524 7048 auctions@webbs.co.nz</p><p>www.webbs.co.nz</p></li><li><p>2Webbs 2012 winter season of Important Paintings and </p><p>Contemporary Art will present the market with significant </p><p>and rarely available contemporary, modern and historical </p><p>New Zealand practice. Webbs is pleased to announce that </p><p>the sale includes an important single-vendor collection: the </p><p>estate of the late Sylvia and Peter Siddell. Reflecting on two </p><p>lives spent immersed in New Zealand art, the Siddell family </p><p>collection is a compelling survey of modern New Zealand </p><p>practice by artists such as Colin McCahon, Robin White, </p><p>Milan Mrkusich and Richard Killeen which they assembled </p><p>throughout their lifetimes. The family has also agreed to </p><p>release a work by each of Peter and Sylvia.</p><p>The contemporary section is anchored by a large-scale work </p><p>by Bill Hammond which is to be offered to the secondary </p><p>market for the first time. At the Flood, which belongs to </p><p>the Ancestral series, sees Hammond cast his focus back </p><p>to his visit to the remote Auckland Islands which inspired </p><p>his creation of avian creatures. Referencing the biblical </p><p>deluge intended to rid the world of human sin, At the Flood </p><p>presents the viewer with a lush, green world untouched by </p><p>the human hand, inhabited by a genus of creatures that has </p><p>been allowed to evolve in complete isolation. Notably, the </p><p>work was realised on a three-panelled kauri altarpiece that </p><p>Hammond has painted on both its inside and outside planes </p><p> allowing it to present as a fully resolved work in both its </p><p>open and closed states. Complementing this seminal work </p><p>from Hammonds mid-career period are works by practising </p><p>New Zealand artists such as Kushana Bush, John Ward </p><p>Knox, Tony de Latour, Max Gimblett, Gretchen Albrecht and </p><p>Elizabeth Thomson. </p><p>We will once again offer the market an in-depth, well-</p><p>referenced selection of modernist New Zealand painting. </p><p>The Veil of Saint Veronica, commenced by Tony Fomison </p><p>on Good Friday 1973 and completed over the Easter </p><p>weekend, belongs to a small but highly important and </p><p>extremely rare body of works in which the artist depicted </p><p>Jesus Christ. Colin McCahons The Larks Song, from </p><p>the Siddell family collection, was painted in 1969 and </p><p>recites a poem by Matire Kereama of the same title (in the </p><p>same year, McCahon painted another work based on this </p><p>poem on a pair of wooden doors which is now held in the </p><p>collection at Auckland Art Gallery). The works from this </p><p>period are highly important documents that informed the </p><p>text works made in the last years of the artists life. Another </p><p>significant period of McCahons practice is represented by </p><p>the offering of an untitled oil on unstretched jute canvas </p><p>from McCahons series of Northland paintings, to which the </p><p>well-known Northland Panels (held in the collection of the </p><p>Te Papa Tongarewa) belong. This series of work was painted </p><p>directly after McCahons return from an extensive research </p><p>INTRODUCTION</p><p>2</p></li><li><p>IMPORTANT WORKS OF ART 3</p><p>trip to the United States. Prior to this international travel, </p><p>McCahons approach took its lead from European modernism </p><p>whereas, after his return, the influence of mid-century </p><p>American expressionism caused a distinct and lasting shift </p><p>in his working methods. Further works by New Zealand </p><p>modernists Rita Angus, Don Binney, Pat Hanly, Louise </p><p>Henderson, Philip Clairmont, Jeffrey Harris and Ralph </p><p>Hotere are also included.</p><p>The offering of a number of notable works by Charles Goldie </p><p>and Frances Hodgkins will comprise a comprehensive and </p><p>highly focused suite of historical New Zealand paintings. </p><p>Two important portraits by Charles Goldie are included </p><p>and each exemplifies a distinct and notable period in the </p><p>artists career. No Koora Te Cigaretti, painted in 1915, is </p><p>a portrait of Mihipeka Wairama of the Tuhourangi iwi; she </p><p>is a sitter whom Goldie revisited and depicted a number of </p><p>times throughout his career. The geographical boundaries </p><p>of Tuhourangis traditional region are centred on Lake </p><p>Tarawera and, whilst the eruption of 1886 largely displaced </p><p>the iwi, its survivors such as Mihipeka Wairama and Kapi </p><p>Kapi received an enduring level of focus from Goldie. </p><p>Ngatirea (Day Dreams), Natarua Hangapa Arawa Tribe </p><p>pictures a sitter who descends from the Maori settlers who </p><p>sailed to New Zealand on the great Arawa waka. The work </p><p>is an excellent example of Goldies later career work, which </p><p>saw the artist return to the romantic approach that he </p><p>successfully honed at the Acadmie Julian in Paris during </p><p>the 1880s where he used loose brushwork and richer tones. </p><p>The four works by Frances Hodgkins that are included, </p><p>comprising figurative and landscape painting, were all </p><p>completed prior to 1922 during the artists residence in </p><p>Europe. This was a pivotal period in Hodgkins career as it </p><p>saw the artist evolve as a talented lyrical watercolourist, </p><p>laying the foundation for the fauvist abstraction of her </p><p>later career.</p><p>Following this sale of Important Paintings and Contemporary </p><p>Art are three specialist auctions: Militaria on Wednesday 1 </p><p>August, Antiques and Decorative Arts on Thursday 2 August </p><p>and Modern Design on 7 August 2012, all of which are </p><p>catalogued in a stand-alone, accompanying publication. </p><p>Looking further forward, Webbs is currently seeking entries </p><p>for our final sales of the calendar year. Our next sale in the </p><p>A2 category will be held on 25 September and the </p><p>next sale of Important Paintings and Contemporary Art on </p><p>27 November. We encourage you to contact Webbs for a </p><p>free, no-obligation appraisal or for advice about current </p><p>market dynamics. </p><p>SOPHIE COUPLAND </p><p>IN FOCUS 3</p><p>COVER: LOT 33 MICHAEL PAREKOWHAI</p><p>Driving Mr. Albert </p><p>rabbit, polyurethane, two-pot automotive paint</p><p>1635mm x 255mm x 255mm </p><p>$20,000 - $30,000</p><p>INSIDE FRONT COVER: LOT 30 BILL HAMMOND</p><p>At the Flood</p><p>acrylic on board, three-panel altarpiece </p><p>construction</p><p>$180,000 - $220,000</p></li><li><p>4A. Allen Maddox Self Portrait achieved $28,600B. Important Whale-tooth Rei Puta achieved $55,100C. Charles Goldie Maori Woman with Moko achieved $160,000D. Peter Siddell Western Balcony achieved $100,100E. Large Chinese Blue and White Rice Bowl achieved $29,300F. Emerald-cut diamond of 5.07ct and rare white (G), clarity VS2 achieved $165,800</p><p>G. Falcon Chair and Footstool achieved $4,700H. Pat Hanly Golden Age 3 with White Butterfly achieved $137,250I. Philip Clairmont In Homage to Vincent (Self Portrait) achieved $24,600J. Bill Hammond Boulder Bay Birds achieved $49,300 K. Don Binney Two Aspects of Tokatoka achieved $134,400L. A Pair of Oriental Hardwood Carved Armchairs achieved $28,100</p><p>HIGHLIGHTS</p><p>A</p><p>B</p><p>C</p><p>D</p><p>E</p><p>F</p><p>G</p><p>H</p><p>I</p><p>J</p><p>K</p><p>L</p></li><li><p>IMPORTANT WORKS OF ART 5</p><p>M. Colin McCahon A Poem of Kaipara Flat 16 achieved $103,000N. Ralph Hotere The Wind I burnished steel in original Roger Hicken frame, achieved $97,200O. Colin McCahon Kaipara Flat With a Blue Sky achieved $91,500P. Early Siebe Gorman Twelve Bolt Dive Helmet achieved $7,000Q. Michael Parekowhai, Bosom of Abraham achieved $7,400R. Milo Baughman black leather armchairs (pair) achieved $3,100S. Faberg Lapis Lazuli and Yellow Gold Box, Workmaster Henrik Wigstrom, achieved $87,750</p><p>T. Toss Woollaston Lyttlelton Harbour achieved $30,900U. 1974 Jaguar Mk III E Type V17 Roadster achieved $123,000V. Len Castle Yellow Sulphur Bowl achieved $6,900W. Archie Shine Hamilton Sideboard by Robert Heritage achieved $5,200X. Richard Killeen City Living achieved $38,900Y. An Early Colonial Taxidermy Case of New Zealand Birds achieved $14,100</p><p>All prices listed are inclusive of buyers premium and gst, rounded to the nearest $100.</p><p>M</p><p>N</p><p>O</p><p>P</p><p>Q</p><p>R</p><p>S</p><p>T</p><p>VU</p><p>W</p><p>X</p><p>Y</p></li><li><p>6Crane Brothers / Full page advert WEBBS magazine</p><p>crane-brothers.com</p></li><li><p>IMPORTANT WORKS OF ART 7</p><p>MODERN DESIGN07.08.2012, 6.00PM</p><p>CATALOGUE NOW AVAILABLE VIEW ONLINE</p><p>Webbs and Mr. Bigglesworthy are pleased to announce a sale featuring organic and minimalist Scandinavian design, armchairs and sideboards from leading English furniture manufacturers G-Plan, as well as one of the most recognised armchairs in the world, Charles Eames 670 Armchair and Ottoman by Herman Miller alongside pieces by Charlotte Perriand, Mies van der Rohe, Florence Knoll, Peter Hvidt, Arne Jacobsen, Grant Featherston and Michael Payne. Mid-century modern has continued to be enduringly popular with this market, establishing itself as one of the key areas in contemporary collecting.</p><p>CONTACT</p><p>Josh Williams</p><p>E: jwilliams@webbs.co.nz</p><p>P: 021 073 6545</p><p>Black Leather Eames 670 Armchair and Ottoman </p><p>by Herman Miller with cherrywood veneer. </p><p>$5,000 - $7,000</p></li><li><p>8JEWELSWEDNESDAY 29 AUGUST </p><p>CONSIGN NOWEntries invited, closing Wednesday 25 July. Contact Christopher Devereaux to make an appointment for an obligation-free appraisal. Ring set with a 19.38ct emerald in platinum </p><p>with 4.65ct of fine quality diamonds </p><p>$90,000 - $120,000. </p><p>Necklace set with a 9.98ct emerald and </p><p>15.5ct of diamonds in 18ct white gold </p><p>$70,000 - $80,000</p><p>CONTACT</p><p>Christopher Devereaux</p><p>E: cdevereaux@webbs.co.nz</p><p>P: 09 529 5606</p></li><li><p>10</p><p>By Zora Bell Boyd</p><p>From the curious to the contemporary, this is your chance to acquire something entirely unique for that impossible person in your life.</p><p>COMING SOON: IMPROBABLE GIFTS FOR IMPOSSIBLE PEOPLE #2</p></li><li><p> Courtesy Gow Langsford Gallery</p><p>MAX GIMBLETT for</p></li><li><p>12</p><p>ANTIQUES &amp; DECORATIVE ARTS</p><p>02.08.2012, 6:00PM</p><p>CATALOGUE NOW AVAILABLE VIEW ONLINE</p><p>Presenting Royal Worcester and rare Royal Doulton and Wedgwood porcelain, Georgian and Victorian silver, antique furniture including superb European marquetry furniture, exceptional chandeliers and other lighting, antique Chinese and Japanese porcelain, jade, ivory and scrolls, Persian rugs, 20th-century German tin-plate toys, a collection of vintage ladies' handbags, a Georgian Intaglio collection and an 1893 New Zealand Rugby Union cap.</p><p>CONTACT</p><p>James Hogan</p><p>E: jhogan@webbs.co.nz</p><p>P: 021 510 477</p><p>A Fine Georgian Sterling </p><p>Silver Coffee Pot </p><p>$2,000 - $2,500 </p></li><li><p>IMPORTANT WORKS OF ART 13</p><p>Auckland 547a Parnell Road, Parnell 1052 | Tel +64 9 358 3771Arrowtown 18 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown 9302 | Tel +64 3 442 0128 Email info@cavitco.com | www.cavitco.com</p><p>I desIgn each pIece wIth the eye of a sculptor.</p><p>thomas pheasant</p><p>4246M Webbs Thomas Advert.indd 3 12/07/12 12:00 PM</p></li><li><p>14</p><p>WELLINGTON FINE ART </p><p>SPECIALIST SERVICES</p><p>STUDIO CERAMICS</p><p>Contact: Brian Wood </p><p>E: bwood@webbs.co.nz </p><p>P: 021 486948</p><p>Three Len Castle Gourds </p><p>blue glazed stoneware</p><p>impressed LC mark underside</p><p>$3,000 - $6,000 each</p><p>SCULPTURE 11.2012 CONSIGN NOW</p><p>New Zealand Historical and Contemporary Studio Ceramics, including works by Len Castle, Mirek Smisek, Barry Brickell, Yvonne Rust, Ann Verdcourt, John Parker, Estelle Martin, Jim Cooper and others.</p></li><li><p>IMPORTANT WORKS OF ART 15</p><p>Webbs is very pleased to announce the appointment of Carey Young as the head of Webbs fine art services in Wellington. Carey comes to the role with 10 years' experience with a leading dealer gallery and is available to undertake current market appraisals, commentary on current market trends and valuations for insurance and other purposes. Works will also be available privately to Wellington clients, outside of the auction calendar. Complete packing, freight and logistic services will be provided to Wellington clients.</p><p>WELLINGTON FINE ART </p><p>SPECIALIST SERVICES</p><p>CONTACT</p><p>E: cyoung@webbs.co.nz</p><p>P: 021 368 348</p></li><li><p>16</p></li><li><p>CLASSIC MOTORCYCLES AND CARS OF THE DAY</p><p>10.2012 CONSIGN NOW</p><p>1968 Norton P11 Ranger </p><p>$15,000 - $20,000</p><p>CONTACT</p><p>Neil Campbell</p><p>E: ncampbell@webbs.co.nz</p></li><li><p>18</p><p>FINE &amp; RARE WINE</p><p>06.08.2012CONTACT </p><p>Simon Ward </p><p>E: wine@webbs.co.nz </p><p>P: 09 529 5600</p><p>Louis XIII Cognac de Rmy Martin </p><p>A century in a bottle - one of a series of </p><p>cognacs bottled for a 1938 royal banquet at </p><p>the opulent Chteau de Versailles that King </p><p>George VI and Queen Elizabeth attended. </p><p>Some of the eaux-de-vie blended to form this </p><p>particular cognac would date back to the </p><p>middle of the 19th century.</p></li><li><p>IMPORTANT WORKS OF ART 19</p><p>IMPORTANT NEW ZEALAND </p><p>FURNITURE04.09.2012 </p><p>CONSIGN NOW</p><p>CONTACT </p><p>Neil Campbell </p><p>E: ncampbell@webbs.co.nz </p><p>P: 021 875 966</p><p>Anton Seuffert, The Burton Cabinet, </p><p>1870. An exquisite Louis XV </p><p>revival escritoire or bonheur du </p><p>jour cabinet, composed of New </p><p>Zealand native timbers, with </p><p>elaborate carved and marquetry </p><p>decoration.</p><p>$300,000 - $350,000</p></li><li><p>20</p><p>OCEANIC &amp; AFRICAN ART</p><p>04.09.2012 CONSIGN NOW</p><p>CONTACT </p><p>Jeff Hobbs </p><p>E: jhobbs@webbs.co.nz </p><p>P: 021 503 251</p><p> Finely Carved Waka Huia (detail)</p><p>$10,000 - $15,000</p></li><li><p>When you enjoy a bottle of Peregrine or Saddleback you not only experience a taste </p><p>of Central Otago, you also directly contribute towards the survival and recovery of </p><p>our New Zealands endemic Falcons and Saddlebacks.</p><p>Peregrine is a major sponsor of both the New Zealand Wingspan Trust and </p><p>the Fiordland Conservation Trust, who are fully committed to the protection </p><p>and survival of these rare and unique birds. We think this is something worth </p><p>savouring. To order our wines and to find out more information on these projects </p><p> visit our website or call into our cellar door.</p><p>www.peregrinewines.co.nz</p><p>Peregrine Wines, Kawarau Gorge Rd, Gibbston, Queenstown</p></li><li><p>22</p></li><li><p>IMPORTANT WORKS OF ART 23</p><p>338</p><p>EVENING PREVIEW Thursday 26 July 5:30pm 7:30pm</p><p>BUYERS PREMIUM A buyers premium of 15% will be charged on all items in the Important Paintings and Contemporary Art sale. GST (15%) is payable on the buyers premium.</p><p>Please join us to view the suite of sales and enjoy a glass of wine thanks to Peregrine Wines, Central Otago.</p><p>TUESDAY 31 JULY 2012, 6:30 PM </p><p>IMPORTANT PAINTINGS &amp; CONTEMPORARY ART</p><p>CHARLES FREDERICK GOLDIE</p><p>No Koora te Cigaretti, A Portrait of </p><p>Mihipeka Wairama, Tuhourangi</p><p>oil on canvas </p><p>Estimate $170,000 - $200,000</p><p>35</p><p>Viewing</p><p>Thursday 26 July 9.00am 7.30pm</p><p>Friday 27 July 9.00am 5.30pm</p><p>Saturday 28 July 11.00am 3.00pm</p><p>Sunday 29 July 11.00am 3.00pm</p><p>Monday 30 July 9.00am 5.30pm</p><p>Tuesday 31 July 9.00am 12.00pm</p><p>LIMITED VIEWING ON SALE DAY</p></li><li><p>24</p><p>KUSHANA BUSH</p><p>Modern Semaphore, Full Continental </p><p>Expression</p><p>gouache and pencil on paper signed Kushana Bush, dated 2009 and inscribed Kushana Bush, Modern Semaphore, Full continental extension, Gouache and pencil on paper in pencil middle verso; Brett McDowell Gallery label affixed to backing board verso 1000mm x 700mm</p><p>Estimate $4,000 - $6,000</p><p>1</p></li><li><p>IMPORTANT WORKS OF ART 25</p><p>TONY DE LAUTOUR</p><p>Heads, Numbers, Mountains</p><p>oil on canvas signed Tony de Lautour, dated 2000 and inscribed Heads, Numbers, Mountains in brushpoint upper edge 700mm x 500mm</p><p>Estimate $4,000 - $5,000</p><p>2JOHN WARD KNOX</p><p>Untitled - Study Of Hands</p><p>oil on calico signed John Ward Knox, dated 2010 in pencil upper edge verso 500mm x 300mm</p><p>Estimate $2,500 - $3,500</p><p>3</p></li><li><p>26</p><p>65</p><p>4</p></li><li><p>IMPORTANT WORKS OF ART 27</p><p>TONY DE LAUTOUR</p><p>NZ Co</p><p>oil on unstretched canvas signed Tony de Lautour, dated 1998 (indistinct) and inscribed NZ Co in brushpoint lower right 1050mm x 2140mm</p><p>ILLUSTRATEDNew Zealand Listener, 19 September...</p></li></ul>