Christie’s Paris has curated an exhibition and online auction entitled Oceania Now: Contemporary Art from the Pacific featuring many artists practising from New Zealand which they seek to bring to their international audience.
Oceania Now represents Christie’s first dedicated online auction of contemporary artists from the Pacific – an exciting and unique opportunity to engage with some of the most important emerging and established artists in the region today. Christie’s collaborates on this project with Alison Bartley and John Gow, two of the most influential and established gallerists in New Zealand. The exhibition will be free and open to the public and coincide with the online sale catalogue publishing on christies.com, for those unable to attend in person.
The selection covers three generations of artists, from the most established such as Dame Robin White, Lisa Reihana MNZM, Brett Graham, Shane Cotton and John Pule (pictured) to mid-career artists such as Kelcy Taratoa and emerging artists as Cora-Allan Wickliffe. Works by many artists are already present in prestigious public museum collections in in New Zealand and abroad.
The auction runs until 1 March, 4pm.