Exceptional Art, Exceptional Evening, Exceptional Results

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Cowley Abbott’s Two-Session Live Auction of Important Canadian Art Shatters 11 Auction Records Thank you to all of the collectors, bidders and art lovers that ensured our live auction last evening was a resounding success. Marking the first of three landmark live auctions dedicated to this prestigious private collection of Canadian art, a bidding frenzy… Read more »

J.W. Morrice “Neige, Canada (Snow, Canada)”: Highlights from An Important Private Collection of Canadian Art

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Lydia Abbott discusses “Neige, Canada (Snow, Canada)” by James Wilson Morrice, a canvas which was first exhibited by the artist more than a century ago. Join Lydia as she chats about the rare Canadian canvas, making its auction debut with Cowley Abbott this fall. This painting is featured in the Auction of An Important Private… Read more »

Rob and Peter Highlight the Importance of Tom Thomson “Nocturne” (1916)

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“Nocturne”, an evocative sketch, dates from Tom Thomson’s golden painting year of 1916. Estimated at $900,000-1,200,000, this work has a long and distinguished pedigree. Private collections have kept this work well-hidden from public view since 2000, until today. It has been a pleasure for Cowley Abbott to handle this painting and we look forward to… Read more »

Introducing the Cowley Abbott Team: Patrick Staheli, Canadian Art Specialist and Manager, Online Auctions

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Patrick graduated from OCADU in 2005 and has 15 years of experience working in fine art galleries and auction houses. Joining the Cowley Abbott team in 2019, Patrick has enthusiastically continued developing his knowledge of historical, modern and contemporary Canadian art. Patrick, you are immersed in art in all aspects of your life, as you… Read more »

Trucs et astuces pour la collection d’art

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Sélections d’œuvres d’art accessibles dans les ventes en ligne de février Les ventes en ligne de février de Cowley Abbott sont divisées en trois catégories : Canada et à l’étranger (Canada & Abroad), Trois dimensions (Three Dimensions), œuvres sur papier et gravures (Works on Paper & Prints). Je vais mettre en évidence certains de mes… Read more »

Rare & Important Work by Bush, Riopelle and Harris Make Their Canadian Auction Debut This Fall with Cowley Abbott

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Cowley Abbott’s Fall Live Auction of Important Canadian Art, November 22, features important artworks by Jack Bush, Jean Paul Riopelle, Lawren Harris and William Kurelek, among many other Canadian masters. Toronto, ON (November 1, 2021) – As the Canadian art market continues to experience overwhelming interest and activity, with the highest level of collector engagement… Read more »

Quebec Abstraction, from Gestural to Hard-Edge, in Cowley Abbott’s Fall Live Auction

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Cowley Abbott’s 2021 Fall Live Auction of Important Canadian Art presents strong examples of Quebec post-war abstract painting, by artists who took varying approaches to gestural and hard-edge styles within a thriving and groundbreaking art scene. Canada’s breakthrough into abstraction largely began in Montréal in the 1940s. ​​Two avant-garde artistic groups came to dominate the… Read more »

Collecting Opportunity: October Abstractions Online Auction

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Our current October online auctions offer a wide range of artworks by renowned Canadian artists, representing the country from coast to coast. The Abstractions Auction offers many commanding and stunning artworks to tempt the eye, while appealing to all levels of collectors. The artistic post-war movements that propelled Canadian art forward after the Group of… Read more »

Introducing Cowley Abbott’s Partnership with the Estate of William Ronald

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Cowley Abbott is privileged to be working with the Estate of William Ronald in the offering of artwork from the artist’s collection at auction. There are currently two Cowley Abbott auctions with artwork and items from the estate: one artwork in the June live auction and a separate William Ronald estate online auction. We are… Read more »

Records Broken During Electric Fall Auction Season at Cowley Abbott

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Through the November and December live and online auctions, Cowley Abbott achieved strong results for consignors, with multiple records broken, while connecting collectors at all levels with artwork of quality and rarity. The Cowley Abbott Fall Live Auction of Important Canadian Art drew a standing-room only audience to the Gardiner Museum on Tuesday, November 19th,… Read more »