Archive for the auction Tag

Quebec: Commercial Galleries and Auction Houses collaborate

Following the trend of commercial galleries collaborating with the auction houses (lest the auction houses overtake them – see VoCA posts HERE and HERE ), in Montreal, the Contemporary Art Galleries Association (AGAC) is going to be organizing an exhibition between its members and Ritchies Auction House. Massimo Guerrera, Au coeur du sujet, 2003-2006. Mixed media on paper mounted on
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NEWS: Plus ca change…

…plus c’est la meme chose. From Reuters: A Monet water-lily painting sold for 41 million pounds ($80.5 million) Tuesday, doubling the previous auction record for the artist and ensuring London’s key art market season got off to a flying start. Claude Monet, Le Bassin aux Nympheas, 1899. Image: intermonet.com “Le Bassin aux Nympheas” had been expected to fetch 18-24 million
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Tom Thomson sells for record price at auction

Tom Thomson, Winter Thaw, 1917. Image: joyner.ca The pre-sale estimate for this lovely piece was $300,000-400,000…it sold for $1,463,500. Read the details HERE.