Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Dominion Post First to Run with Paris Collection Story

                               Les and Milly Paris with Jim Barr surrounded by their collection.

It is perhaps fitting that Milly and Les Paris's local newspaper was the first to acknowledge the significance of the collection and the upcoming auction.  Below is a link to today's article. 


Saturday, July 21, 2012

Gow Langsford Provide 'An Introduction' to the Paris Collection

                                       Milan Mrkusich, Head (ink and watercolour on paper)

Gow Langsford Gallery open an exhibition dedicated exclusively to providing an introduction to the Paris Family Collection this Tuesday night at their Kitchener Street Gallery.  Consisting of around fifty works from the collection, Gow Langsford's exhibition seeks to provide a broad and
non-hierarchical overview of the collection, essentially mimicking the manner in which the Paris's themselves have collected and lived with art in their Wellington home.  The exhibition will continue through until the 4th of August.  You can learn more at: http://www.gowlangsfordgallery.co.nz/exhibitions/pastexhibitions/2012/parisfamilycollection.asp

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Churchill in the News again

The fascinating archive of Churchill material to be auctioned at A+O on the 11th of July has generated plenty of media interest – this time in the UK publication Antiques Trade Gazette. In the July 7 edition ATG covers the story and writer Ian McKay has uncovered some additional information on the famous flight of January 1942. It seems that when the RMA Berwick on which Churchill and the warlords were travelling crossed occupied western France a Luftwaffe squadron was scrambled but thankfully failed to intercept the huge Boeing Clipper. Likewise as the Berwick approached England from the south it was thought to be a German raider and six Hurricanes from fighter command were scrambled to locate and possibly shoot down the Berwick… they too failed and the rest is history.

This is only the second time an A+O catalogue offering has made the news in the UK’s leading industry journal, the last being the superb Napoleonic collection offered in June 2010

Monday, July 2, 2012


ART+OBJECT has struck gold again, winning a Gold Medal for catalogue No. 50 featuring Yuk King Tan's Mask with Red Tassles from November last year, in the promotional print, catalogues and leaflets category at the annual Pride in Print Awards on Friday night.  As part of our acceptance speech we feel the need to be very humble and thank, in no particular order, our legendary print broker Graeme Brazier, the awesome Warren Olds from Studio Ahoy, and the ever-reliable GEON printers.  We would also like to acknowledge the artist herself, whose beautiful work was the key to one of our most successful covers.      

Friday, June 29, 2012

Going, going, gone...

We have today concluded the sale of Don Binney's Sunday, City Domain (1969) which featured in our April 26th catalogue Important Paintings and Contemporary Art including The Times Group Collection, for $140 000. 

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

ART+OBJECT ANNOUNCE: The Les & Milly Paris Collection

Colin McCahon, North Otago 6, synthetic polymer paint on hardboard, 917 x 1219mm 

ART+OBJECT is delighted to announce that on September 19th and 20th, in an unprecedented two-part auction event, we will offer the most famous private collection in the New Zealand art world, the collection of Les & Milly Paris.  Further details will be posted shortly.