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William Kurelek

Most of us don’t give much thought to the frames that cradle paintings. They are, as Calgary framer Jarvis Hall observes, the “unsung hero we don’t notice” in our headlong rush to feast our eyes on the picture, the real star of the show. more

NEWS

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

HISTORICAL ART & 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

HISTORICAL ART & AUCTIONS

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

HISTORICAL ART & AUCTIONS

Among the treasures stored online as part of the new joint venture kurelek.ca — a video of William Kurelek’s basement art studio and a trailer for the re-mastered 1970 documentary William Kurelek’s "The Maze." more

NEWS

What we resist often defines us. As a youth, each artist in this show is stalked by a different set of adversarial life conditions. more

STORIES

For his highly detailed folk art depicting life on the Canadian prairie during the first half of the 20th century, William Kurelek could be compared to Laura Ingalls Wilder. more

HISTORICAL ART & AUCTIONS