28 Jul 2021

Newly discovered artwork sells for $260,000 at Auckland auction house

From Morning Report, 8:28 am on 28 July 2021

A newly discovered painting by Frances Hodgkins was sold last night in Auckland for $260,000.

The 115-year-old work was among the main attractions at a keenly watched art auction, which also included works by the ever-elusive Banksy and two by CF Goldie.

Other works - not all - went for better amounts than their earlier estimates.

It was the one watercolour of a woman climbing steps in Venice that generated the most attention.

Auckland's International Art Centre director Frances Davies spoke to Corin Dann.