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Warwick and Kitty Brown Catalogue Now Online


Don Binney, La Chute d'lcare, Pureora: Last Flight of the Kokako, oil on board, 1979, 2110mm x 910mm. Estimate $300,000 - $500,000

Auction Dates: 17 & 18 May 2017

Curated over a period of 50 years, the collection of Warwick and Kitty Brown comprises over 190 works, spans the breadth of modern and contemporary art practice and features a number of modern masterpieces.

Warwick and Kitty Brown started collecting in the mid-1960s, when contemporary art in New Zealand was in its nascency, and from which a new generation of artists, dealers and intellectuals rapidly emerged. They collected works by their contemporaries, many of whom are now the country’s most valued artists: Colin McCahon, Bill Hammond, Ralph Hotere, Don Binney, Richard Killeen, Tony Fomison, Dick Frizzell, Ian Scott and Robin White to name a few.

“Building this collection has been one of the most satisfying experiences of my life”, states Warwick. “There are so many sides to the activity: learning, risk-taking, supporting artists, sharing, socialising, educating and that nice, warm, feeling one gets when visitors who once puzzled over or dismissed the collection, come to realise its importance to New Zealand’s cultural identity.”

VIEW CATALOGUE ONLINE


A NATIONAL TOUR
Highlights from the collection will be on view in Christchurch and Wellington.

CHRISTCHURCH
Evening Function - Friday 28 April, 6.00pm - 8.00pm
On View - Thursday 27 April to Saturday 29 April.
Nadene Milne Gallery, 10 Bath Street, Central Christchurch

Warwick Brown Discusses His Collection - Thursday 27 April, 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Philip Carter Auditorium, Christchurch Art Gallery

WELLINGTON
Evening Function - Thursday 4 May, 6.00pm - 8.00pm
On View - Thursday 4 May to Saturday 6 May
Suite Gallery, 241 - 243 Cuba Street, Wellington

Warwick Brown Discusses His Collection - Wednesday 3 May, 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Adam Auditorium, City Gallery Wellington, Civic Square, 101 Wakefield Street.

AUCKLAND
Evening Function - Tuesday 9 May, 6.00pm - 8.00pm
On View - Wednesday 10 May to Wednseday 17 May.
Mossgreen-Webb's, 23 - 25 Falcon Street, Parnell, Auckland

Warwick Brown Discusses His Collection - Sunday 14th May, 1.00pm - 3.00pm
Mossgreen-Webb's, 23 - 25 Falcon Street, Parnell, Auckland


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