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Douglas Maclean

This short film captures the perspectives of Glenbow’s guest curator, Douglas MacLean, and the widow of artist John Brocke, Anna Gardner, as they reflect on the themes presented in Brocke’s work. Published June 4, 2015. more

Sep 3, 2015 5:32 PM DOCUMENTARIES

John Brocke, "Nikki and Julie"

Collection of TransCanada Pipelines Ltd.

The exhibition is presented in a rough timeline, which also separates the works, more or less, into interior and exterior scenes. The curation by Travis Lutley and Douglas Maclean is subtle and clever. more

Aug 18, 2015 8:16 PM EXHIBITIONS 1 Comments

Another Toronto art auction season, another batch of speculation about the heights Lawren Harris will scale. more

Dec 4, 2017 10:45 AM AUCTIONS

The sale season proved to be a bit of a roller-coaster ride for all three Toronto sales. Follow the ups and downs and twists along with Galleries West correspondent Doug Maclean. more

Jun 18, 2017 3:20 PM AUCTIONS

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

Dec 2, 2016 6:55 PM AUCTIONS

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

Jun 16, 2016 7:18 PM AUCTIONS 3 Comments

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

Jan 9, 2016 10:40 PM AUCTIONS

Yves Gaucher, " Green, Yellow, Red, 1ere version", 1976

Image courtesy of Waddington's Canadian Fine Art.

Online sales continue to present a large volume of work. Offerings are made almost monthly and, yes, there are bargains. To my surprise, many pieces are selling. Buyers seem to be watching,.. more

Aug 30, 2015 1:55 PM AUCTIONS

"Oh, Canada" shown at its best in Calgary

...the installation in Calgary gives a lot of the artworks huge room to breath, some of the works are exhibited in such perfection, I felt like I was seeing them for the first time. more

Feb 7, 2015 4:04 PM Roving Reporter

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

Jan 17, 2015 11:06 PM AUCTIONS

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

Jul 23, 2014 12:12 PM AUCTIONS

Last fall’s sales brought some extreme bargains in the Canadian art market, even as larger auctions in New York – Sotheby’s, Christie’s and even Phillips – saw records break. This action makes the few available Canadian masterworks seem inexpensive. more

Dec 21, 2013 12:00 AM AUCTIONS

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

Aug 27, 2013 12:00 AM AUCTIONS

Passion: That’s the key word that jumps out at me as I wander through these two collections of Canadian art – the passion of collecting and taking chances to explore the unknown of art’s creation. more

May 15, 2013 12:00 AM EXHIBITIONS

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

Dec 14, 2012 1:58 PM AUCTIONS

The weather was good at the Vancouver and Toronto spring auctions, but overall it was an odd season for art, with surprise highs and lows. more

Sep 1, 2012 12:00 AM AUCTIONS

Greg Payce, "Albedo Lux: Europa"

Videography by Rod Stuart

We in the west should acknowledge the brilliance of Calgary artist Greg Payce’s independent vision of what ceramics are and what they can be, more

Mar 26, 2012 8:07 PM EXHIBITIONS

The Group of Seven at the Dulwich Picture Gallery in London

Worth noting this attendance...Canada needs to put its best foot forward more often, people are listening and looking. more

Jan 8, 2012 12:00 AM Roving Reporter

"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

Nov 27, 2011 12:00 AM AUCTIONS

Peter von Tiesenhausen - Mazatlan Nov 2011 - Ice Dance

Courtesy Noroeste.com

Cultural Festival , Mazatlan '11 Peter von Tiesenhausen (more)

Just for interest sake (or to learn more Spanish), here is the article done on Peter for the Mazatlan press. more

Nov 19, 2011 12:00 AM Roving Reporter

Cultural Festival, Mazatlan '11, Peter von Tiesenhausen

A surprise met me when I stepped on to my West Jet flight to Mazatlan recently. Across the aisle sat Peter von Tiesenhausen and his wife Teresa. Of course I asked, What takes you there?. more

Nov 9, 2011 11:13 PM Roving Reporter

"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

Aug 31, 2011 12:00 AM AUCTIONS

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