Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Auction fever

If there is a recession in the art world, no one has told Webb’s. Two beautifully illustrated catalogues turned up today, one for contemporary art and antiques, the other for Oceania and African artifacts. The art catalogue includes the sale of Don Binney’s well known sixties painting Kotare over Ratana church Te Kao, the proceeds of which the remarkably generous Dick Scott is giving to to the Christchurch Earthquake fund. 

While there's not much joy if you're wanting work by women artists (only six of the 77 lots) or by Bill Hammond (only two, one of which is a print), with Shane Cotton you’ll be spoilt for choice as three large and one medium sized works are available. Colin McCahon is also well represented with five works on paper and one painting.