Spring Season Sees Strong Results for Canadian Historical & Post-War Artwork
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May 28, 2019 (Toronto, ON) – An energetic and hypnotizing canvas by Claude Tousignant had bidders spellbound during the Tuesday evening Consignor Canadian Fine Art Spring Live Auction of Important Canadian Art, when it fetched $188,800 (all prices include the 18% Buyer’s Premium), more than tripling the opening bid. Absurdo (1964) drew feverish bidding attention… Read more »

Kurelek Masterwork Fetches $472,000 During Record-Breaking Spring Auction
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Toronto, ON (May 29, 2018) – Consignor Canadian Fine Art’s Spring Live Auction of Important Canadian Art, held Tuesday evening at Toronto’s Gardiner Museum, concluded with stellar results for a wide range of rare and quality artworks which celebrate Canada’s diverse history and culture. Among the exemplary works up for bid was the auction debut… Read more »

Carmichael Masterwork Sells for $475,000 During Spring Season
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Records Broken & New Traditions Established for Consignor This Season Old Orchard, a major 1940 painting by Franklin Carmichael was sold for $475,000 during the spring auction season, the highest price paid for the painter’s work in eight years and one of the highest values ever achieved for the painter’s work by an auction firm…. Read more »

Franklin Carmichael Masterpiece Featured in Spring Live Auction
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(Toronto – May 2, 2017) Two celebrated artworks by Group of Seven painter Franklin Carmichael are the centerpiece to Consignor Canadian Fine Art’s upcoming Spring Live Auction of Important Canadian Art taking place May 25th at the Gardiner Museum, Toronto. A large-scale oil painting, Old Orchard (1940), will make its auction debut having been privately… 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 »

Spring Auction Sees Stunning Emily Carr & Other Important Canadian Art Shine
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The Consignor Spring Auction of Important Canadian Art offered several rare examples of exceptional Canadian paintings, prints and sculpture, enticing both local and international buyers to its semiannual online auction, leading to strong results for an array of artwork. Emily Carr ‘s Arbutus Trees, dated 1908, was featured in the May auction as a rare… 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 »

Post-War Canadian Works of Art Soar at Record-Breaking Online Auction
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(Toronto – May 29, 2014) – Two magnificent canvases by renowned Canadian painter Jack Bush highlighted the record-breaking Consignor Spring Auction of Important Canadian Art, the online sale closing for bidding on Thursday afternoon. Summer Lake (1973), a radiant fifty-by-seventy inch acrylic fetched $310,500 (all prices include 15% Buyer’s Premium), doubling its pre-sale auction estimate… Read more »