Fine Art

The Mossgreen-Webb’s Fine Art Department offers excellence in expertise, scholarship and service.

The department hosts six auctions annually, offers valuations for market and insurance purposes as well as market based information for those wishing to consign and seeking acquisition advice.

The Fine Art Department offers two sale categories. Important Paintings & Contemporary Art auctions showcase museum quality and important works by New Zealand’s most well celebrated artists as well as works by notable international practitioners. The A2 Art sales include a varied mix of contemporary artworks, sculpture, prints and photographs at accessible price-points.

Melbourne-based specialists offer expertise in Australian & Indigenous Art, Chinese & Asian art and Oceanic & Tribal art.

We are now seeking entries for our 2017 auctions. Please contact the department for an auction valuation or for advice on buying and selling at auction.

Forthcoming Auctions 

A2 ART, 20 JUNE 2017.  Please contact Briar Williams for an auction valuation and to discuss consignment.


Past Highlights

Two Important Paintings by Charles Frederick Goldie sold for significant prices in our April Important Paintings & Contemporary Art Sale


Charles Frederick Goldie, Ka ra te wera or A Hot Day, oil on canvas, 1919 signed C F Goldie and dated 1919 in brushpoint, upper right, partial original artist’s label inscribed ‘A Hot Day’ in the artist’s hand verso, original John Leech Gallery label verso, 245mm x 191mm. Estimate: $280,000 – $380,000 – Achieved: $517,000 (inclusive of buyers premium)


Charles Frederick Goldie, Ka Pai Te Kai Paipa, Portrait Of Te Hei, A Maori Chieftainess, signed and dated 1941, inscribed with title verso, oil on canvas, 405mm x 510mm. Estimate: $500,000 – $700,00 – Achieved, $867,500


Major Charles and Ellen Passmore, and thence by descent.