Fall Live Auction of Important Canadian & International Art (Wednesday, December 6th at 4:00 pm)

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Highlights of the first session of the Fall Live Auction include two canvases by abstract painter Guido Molinari, deaccessioned by the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO). Molinari is represented by major works in the AGO’s collection, as well as across Canada. Following museum guidelines, the proceeds of deaccessioning go towards future acquisitions. Cowley Abbott is privileged to be entrusted… Read more »

Fall Live Auction of An Important Private Collection of Canadian Art – Part III (Wednesday, December 6th at 7:00 pm EST)

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Following the record-breaking success of the first two sessions, we are delighted to introduce to the auction market the third and final part of An Important Private Collection of Canadian Art. An incredible selection of rare and remarkable historical artwork, most of which is making its auction debut with Cowley Abbott. The auction on Wednesday,… Read more »

Important Artworks from the AGO Vault, The Robertson Family, The Gerson Iskowitz Foundation and Canada’s Preeminent Private Historical Canadian Art Collection Hit the Block at Cowley Abbott

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ANDY WARHOL, GUIDO MOLINARI, EMILY CARR, GROUP OF SEVEN AND OTHER CANADIAN AND INTERNATIONAL MASTERS GO UNDER THE HAMMER ON DECEMBER 6 Already the highest-grossing single collection of Canadian art sold at auction at nearly $30 million, one of Canada’s most-significant private Canadian art collections has its final session Toronto, ON (October… Read more »

The Timeless Art of David Hockney

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The celebrated Pop artist David Hockney took the art world by storm in the 1960s and 1970s with his sun-drenched series of poolside modernist homes, capturing his newfound Californian lifestyle. He continues to stay relevant today by adapting to new technological advancements, from Polaroid cameras to iPads. His works regularly break auction records, most recently… Read more »

Celebrating Japanese Pop & Contemporary Art in our June Online Auction

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In the past few decades, Japanese artists have taken the contemporary art world by storm, presenting bold and inventive works that embody Japan’s rich cultural history. They challenge Western traditions and push the boundaries of contemporary art, like Yayoi Kusama and Yoshitomo Nara, whose revolutionary works have attracted international acclaim and commercial success. Born in… Read more »

Post-war American Art Movements in Cowley Abbott’s Modern & Contemporary Auction

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In the years following the end of World War II, several major art movements emerged in the United States. Abstract Expressionism began in the 1940s and was the first specifically American movement to achieve international influence and put New York at the centre of the Western art world, a role formerly filled by Paris. Developing… Read more »

In the Presence of Royalty

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As the head of the International Art department, I first saw the set of four Queen Elizabeth II’s by Andy Warhol unwrapped and hung side by side in Montreal as we set up for our preview in April. They commanded the room. They were all framed similarly, each featuring the same image of Queen Elizabeth… Read more »