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New energy revved up the November art auctions with much attention focused on the new record established for a Canadian painting, "Mountain Forms" by Lawren Harris, which sold for $11.2 million. more

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Full disclosure: the Chris Cran retrospective at the National Gallery in Ottawa took me east and not, therefore, west for the Heffel sales in Vancouver. But thanks to the Internet and streaming video, I was able to view the entire Heffel sale. more

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Maxwell Bennett Bates "Interior with Figures"

Image courtesy Levis Fine Art Auctions.

Did someone say recession in terms of Alberta, Western Canada, or even the country as a whole? Well, my perception is that art has not suffered at the auction level. Why, you might ask? more

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The Internet is a great source of information, but the fall auction season featured a veritable tsunami of art offered for sale online by auction houses across Canada. more

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It was a long awaited spring in Canada this year. Although the New York results did little to further prominent sales in Canada, spring auctions in Canada did hold their own. more

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The dawn of the spring auction season arrived with the first catalogue in my mailbox. Of course, it was from Heffel in Vancouver, which is never late. more

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As we approached the fall auctions, I was predicting a soft market based somewhat on spring sale results. So I was surprised initially with Heffel’s results, then ecstatic, for a moment, with Joyner’s results, and shocked by Sotheby’s lack of results more

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"Nineteen Ten Remembered"

Image courtesy of Heffel Fine Art

After an “incredible, amazing” auction season in New York, it seemed the “world economy” was just fine. The major Canadian auctions, taking place in Toronto at the end of November, hoped this wave of optimism would carry over. more

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"The Ski Patroller"

Courtesy Heffel Fine Arts Auction

With auction sales in the larger markets of London, New York and Hong Kong hitting huge highs, our Canadian market sometimes pales in comparison. Still, Canadian art is attracting a larger audience and higher values at auctions across the country. more

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