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Works with multiple sales

Past Sales

'The Undoing; The Unbelieving Wind'
'The Call of Eternity'
Suburban Dreams, 1988

Sales by Medium

Sold 12 works for
Works on Paper
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Where to buy or sell art works by Helm Ruifrok

Auction Houses

Sold 3 works for
Watson's Auctioneers
Sold 9 works for
Raffan Kelaher & Thomas P/L
Sold 2 works for

Born in the Netherlands in 1952, Helm Ruifrok arrived in New Zealand in 1958. He studied at Christchurch Polytechnic and the University of Canterbury. A painter and printmaker, his work is represented several public collections.

The earliest auction listing we have for Helm Ruifrok is in 2002 and in total 50 works by the artist have been offered for sale, of which 18 (36%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $10,399 for The Mound of Humankind sold by Webb's in September 2002. No works have been offered for sale this year, and the last sale we have recorded for the artist was in 2023. Works by Helm Ruifrok are held by the Christchurch Art Gallery.

Helm Ruifrok 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 215
  • 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.

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