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Just months after Sotheby’s Canada announced its departure from the world of Canadian Fine Art Auctions, a new tech-forward auction house has announced its plans to step-up and take some of the action. 

Consignor Canadian Fine Art, which will officially open its doors on August 1st, is a partnership between Rob Cowley (former Vice President and Chief Auctioneer with Joyner Waddington’s Canadian Fine Art), Lydia Abbott (former Canadian Fine Art Specialist...

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We've reached the end of yet another auction season and there were a few surprises to say the least. As usual, Heffel's auction was the biggest success this time around with total sales of $11,502,270.00, including the 17% buyer's premium. This is right at the high end of their pre-sale estimate. But, what was interesting was the sheer strength of the historical canadian art versus the post-war. The post-war sale totalled...

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Understanding auction season

The arts sections in Canadian papers get filled up twice a year with live auction build-up in the weeks leading up to the auctions and subsequent coverage after the fact. ‘Consignor, ‘buyers premium,’ and ‘at the hammer’ are the phrases you will read over and over again in the descriptions of the sale, but auctions can be confusing and a little overwhelming if you’re unfamiliar with the art market.

Below is some basic etiquette,...

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heffel painting auction park hyatt record guarantee

It's a big day in the Canadian art world. Twice a year, everyone in the business pauses to see what will happen at the three big art auctions in Toronto. Collectors want to make sure they aren't overpaying for paintings from a dealer, and dealers want to ensure they aren't undercharging a client. For better or worse, it works both ways. Prices that were offered...