More than $385,000 worth of art to be sold at charity auction

Paul Dibble's sculpture, The Gold of Kowhai.
Paul Dibble's sculpture, The Gold of Kowhai.

More than $385,000 worth of art, including a 2m cast-bronze statue by Paul Dibble valued at $90,000, will be auctioned off at a charity event.

Proceeds from 53 works offered for sale tomorrow night will go to to Make-A-Wish New Zealand.

Among the items on offer are works by Shane Cotton, Peter Stichbury, John Pule, Ann Robinson and Max Gimblett as well as Dibble's statue, The Gold of the Kowhai.

Widely regarded as New Zealand's premier sculptor, Dibble's works have featured in public exhibitions and installations at Te Papa Museum of New Zealand, Waiheke Island's Cable Bay vineyard, and most notably London's Hyde Park where he created the New Zealand War Memorial unveiled by Queen Elizabeth in 2006.

The Bayleys Foundation auction would also include entertainment courtesy of a 13-strong Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. The auction will be conducted by acclaimed art auctioneer and director of the Art + Object gallery, Ben Plumbly.

- NZ Herald

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