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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. Dunbar Sloane director of fine and applied art Helena Walker said the painting was bought by a direct descendant of the sitter. "It couldn't be going to a better home," she said. The painting was sold with the original purchase receipt signed by Lindauer.
Dunbar Sloane, New Zealand's prestigious art auction house, got a raw deal when its homepage, was hacked on Saturday. Messages "to the sons of monkeys and pigs" were left on the homepages at dunbarsloane.co.nz and dunbarsloane.com. The auction house uses both domain names in its promotions. "This hacked [sic] is dedicated to the Palestinian People," the site read at 5pm. "Your security is very low," the message said. It appeared alongside the tagline "hacked by #ShysterAngel. "Israhell does not have a presence we will continue to hacked your site because you are our enemies," it said. Several images of Middle Eastern conflict anchor the hacked page, sitting under rows of Arabic text.
The New Zealand Government is considering a bid by a mystery buyer to take one of the country's most celebrated historical artist's paintings offshore.The Ministry of Culture and Heritage confirmed it received an application to take a Charles F Goldie painting out of the country. It is considering whether the work should be protected by laws allowing authorities to block culturally significant artefacts from being taken overseas. However, the identity of the painting and which country its owner hopes to take it to remains a mystery.
The Art + Object Auckland sale of 120 lots on 6 April got off to a flying start with a 39 lot consignment representing the decade of art buying by The Paint + Paper Collective. This hardcore modernist group of women collectors dominated the buying of the first 39 lots of the auction purchasing many of the works from the collective for their own collections.
Having purchased an absolute miscellany of ''fresh art by emerging and mid-career artists from the major dealer galleries in Auckland", one of the groups stated aims was ''no nanna art'' and to this end there was very little ''safe'' or ''conservative'' art that made its way into the collection.
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