17 Nov 2013

Goldie Auction

From Arts on Sunday, 12:43 pm on 17 November 2013

One of the earliest works by an old New Zealand master is up for sale. The portrait Kawhena, painted in 1892 by a then 22-year-old Charles Frederick Goldie, should fetch between $500,000 and a million dollars at auction. But what exactly is it you are buying for the price? Justin Gregory met Richard Thompson, who is handling the sale, at the International Arts Centre in Auckland to find out.