Beyond Face Value: A Focus on Portraiture in our Spring Live Auction
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Our Spring Live Auction of Important Canadian Art includes a number of portraits by artists from a wide array of backgrounds. In certain works, importance is placed on the sitter’s identity, while in others the model is secondary to a particular sentiment or underlying message. Media and formal qualities such as colour scheme and brushstroke… Read more »

Important Sketch by J.E.H. MacDonald Marks Early Example of Budding Friendship with Lawren Harris
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Tom Thomson, Jean Paul Riopelle, and a well-known work by Jock MacDonald Featured at Consignor’s Fall Live Auction on November 22nd (Toronto – November 7, 2016) – Following Consignor Canadian Fine Art’s highly successful live auction debut in May 2016 (that included a record-breaking sale of Lawren Harris’s Algoma Sketch 48), the auction house launches… Read more »

Record Set For A Rare Harris Algoma Sketch at Consignor Inaugural Live Auction
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Algoma Sketch 48, a rare preparatory oil sketch by Lawren Harris debuted on the auction block at Consignor Canadian Fine Art’s inaugural live auction event tonight in Toronto, fetching $977,500 (significantly above its pre-estimate of $400,000 – $600,000; all prices includes a 15 per cent buyer’s premium, the lowest in the industry). The sale set… Read more »

Maclean’s: Unknown Lawren Harris painting emerges in Australia
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Painting worth an estimated $400,000-$600,000 discovered on the eve of a major Harris show by Sara Angel (for Maclean’s) Last December, Rob Cowley, the president of the Toronto-based auction house Consignor Canadian Fine Art and Appraisers, got an email from an Australian collector inquiring about a piece of art. When he opened the attached photograph,… Read more »

Important Harris Painting Resurfaces on the Art Market After Nearly 80 Years
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Harris Among Important Canadian Artists Highlighted in First-Ever Live Auction Event for Consignor Canadian Fine Art on May 31, 2016 (Toronto – March 31, 2016) – An exceptional Lawren Harris oil sketch that was recently discovered in a private collection half way across the globe in Australia, will debut on the auction block nearly 80 years… Read more »

Consignor Announces Inaugural Live Auction of Important Canadian Art
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(Toronto – January 29, 2016) As Consignor Canadian Fine Art puts the finishing touches on plans for their spring season of auctions and events, they have announced that the Spring Auction of Important Canadian Art will be a live auction, taking place on May 31st in Toronto. The sale begins a new tradition for Consignor,… Read more »

Fall Auction a Huge Success for Group of Seven & Quality Modern Artworks
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(Toronto – November 26, 2015) Consignor Canadian Fine Art is nearing the end of another successful year with the close of the Fall Auction of Canadian Art on November 25.  The auction invited active client participation from across Canada, with a wealth of consignors, bidders, buyers and visitors to our downtown gallery leading to strong… Read more »

Eye-catching and Significant Artwork With Appeal For All Collectors Featured in Consignor Fall Auction
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Consignor Offers Selection with the Diversity of Today’s Collectors in Mind (Toronto – November 9, 2015) – This November, Consignor Canadian Fine Art offers exceptional examples of Canadian art for emerging and seasoned collectors alike. Consignor’s specialists have carefully selected artworks that, together, compose an auction that caters to the interests of a diverse group… Read more »