A huge collection of one of Tauranga’s most prolific artists, the late Arthur Dagley, is going under the hammer.
An auction of 101 pieces of Dagley’s work will be held at Baycourt on June 10, with proceeds going towards the artist’s estate.
The one-off auction is being organised by Fine Art Society New Zealand. Price estimates range from $300 to $14,000, with the majority of the works predicted to sell for under $2000.
Dagley lived in Tauranga all his life, one reason his work has been referred to as “underrated” by art critics. He worked as a full-time artist for several decades until he died in 1998, aged 79.
Creative Tauranga chief executive Tracey Rudduck-Gudsell said Dagley was a prolific Tauranga artist, who was ahead of his time in many ways.
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