21 Nov 2013

Goldie sells for record auction price

9:53 am on 21 November 2013

A Charles Frederick Goldie painting has sold for a record auction price in Auckland.

Kawhena, the only painting Goldie did of Ngati Mahuta kaumatua Hone Kawhena, went to a private buyer for $733,000 on Wednesday night.

International Art Centre director and auctioneer Richard Thomson says the price beat the 1995 auction record of $704,000 for a Colin McCahon painting.

The previous auction record for a Goldie painting, Forty Winks, was $573,000 dollars.

It was owned by Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and sold in 2010.