Works in the database
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Works with multiple sales

Past Sales

Nuclear Portrait
Roots and Ties III
Manukau Nikau, 1980

Sales by Medium

Prints & Graphics
Sold 30 works for
Sold 8 works for
Works on Paper
Sold 7 works for

Where to buy or sell art works by Kate Coolahan

Auction Houses

Sold 22 works for
Dunbar Sloane
Sold 22 works for
Sold 5 works for

Born in Australia in 1929, Kate Coolahan moved to Wellington, New Zealand to join the J Inglis Wright advertising agency. She was the N Z representative at the Venice Biennale and is represented in all major New Zealand public collections.

Our database records art auction sales of works by Kate or Cate Coolahan from 1995 and in total 84 works by the artist have been offered for sale, of which 49 (58%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $1,197 for Self Portrait sold by Art+Object in August 2008. No works have been offered for sale this year, and the last sale we have recorded for the artist was in 2023. Works by Kate or Cate Coolahan are held by the Auckland Art Gallery, Christchurch Art Gallery and National Gallery of Australia.

Kate Coolahan is listed in the following standard biographical references:

  • McGahey, Kate. The Concise Dictionary of New Zealand Artists Painters Printmakers Sculptors, Gilt Edge Publishing, Wellington, New Zealand, 2000. Page 51
  • The Find New Zealand Artists web site: a database of artist names that directs researchers to the rich resources found in New Zealand's libraries, art society exhibition histories and published sources.
  • Australian Prints + Printmaking, a database listing printmaking artists from Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific region based on the print collection of the National Gallery of Australia.

Artists' Resale Royalty

Could the second and subsequent works by this artist sold after June 9, 2010 for over $1,000 be liable for the Artists' Resale Royalty? More info…

Yes, eligible, subject to the artist satisfying the residency test. The artist is alive or has been deceased for less than 70 years. Contact the Copyright Agency for information on the residency test.

The Australian Art Sales Digest is a database of over 610,000 works by more than 12,000 artists who are listed as having either lived or worked in Australia or New Zealand, and an additional 36,000 foreign and other artists, offered for sale by auction in Australia and New Zealand from the early 1970s to the present day.

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