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Hodgins Art Auctions

A record $3.6 million was paid for a painting by Quebec's most famous automatiste, Paul-Emile Borduas. That's just one highlight from the spring auction season. Read more

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

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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. Read more

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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. Read 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. Read 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? Read more

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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,.. Read 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. Read more

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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. Read 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. Read more

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No bargains were to be had on the third Sunday in March when EnCana Corp. auctioned selected pieces from its extensive art holdings. Read more

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