Prices were high at what was billed as one of the last large art collection like this in private hands. Noel & Margaret Dick began their collection in the late 1970s and became regulars at auction houses around New Zealand for the next few decades. A market fresh sale is always beloved by collectors and institutions, and the bids reflected that. Lot 21 featured a favourite subject of Rita Angus - the Magnolia tree in her garden. (I hear this tree is still there). Estimated at $60,000 - $80,000 it fetched $175,000 + premium, beating the previous record for a work on paper by Angus by $75,000. See Dunbar's website for the catalogue and results here.
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