Demystifying the Art Auction: Advice for Aspiring Collectors
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With 262 lots in our March Online Auction of Canadian and International Art, we see artwork for sale with a very large range in value. Although the covetable A.J. Casson and Albert Henry Robinson oil paintings garner much attention from seasoned collectors, it is worth noting the remarkable value and quality of the many more… Read more »

J.E.H. MacDonald’s “Tracks and Traffic” sketch fetches $230,000 in Fall Auction
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Notable Works by the Group of Seven, Jock Macdonald and William Kurelek Also Perform Strongly at November 22nd Sale A 1912 oil sketch by Group of Seven member J.E.H. MacDonald sold for $230,000 at auction on Tuesday night, including a 15 per cent buyer’s premium. Tracks and Traffic was among several notable works up for sale… 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 »

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 »

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 »

Winnipeg Valuation Day a Success for Clients & Winnipeg Harvest
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Continuing our tradition of cross-country consultation with clients, Consignor recently held a Valuation Day event at Mayberry Fine Art in Winnipeg. The day was a hectic one, attracting interest and excitement from individuals throughout the region. Consignor and Mayberry’s specialists were kept busy throughout the day, viewing and researching artworks in order to provide some… Read more »

Debut of Exceptional Works on Paper by Emily Carr & Jack Bush Featured in Consignor Spring Auction
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(Toronto – April 28, 2015) – On the heels of a much lauded Emily Carr retrospective exhibit at the Art Gallery of Ontario, lies directly across the street at Consignor Canadian Fine Art, a rare and exceptional earlier work by Carr that has never been seen before by the public. Arbutus Trees (1908), a 14.5”… Read more »

Kurelek Painting Sells For Double Presale Estimate
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Ukrainian Proverb Fetches $41,400 at Consignor Canadian Fine Art’s Fall Online Auction (TORONTO – The Canadian Press – November 30th, 2014) A wintry William Kurelek painting that the artist gave to a Toronto woman as thanks for her homemade apple strudel and jam has sold for more than double its presale auction estimate.