Cowley Abbott Closes Out 2021 with Three Exciting Online Auctions of Eclectic Works
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The final auctions of 2021 have come to a close. Cowley Abbott rounded out a successful year with three concurrent Online Auctions: Coast to Coast, Holiday Charm and Works on Paper, Books & Tapestries. Each of these auctions featured an impressive array of genres, styles and mediums of artwork, from across Canada and beyond.  Celebrated… Read more »

Strong Results Recorded During Fall Live Auction of Important Canadian Art
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Cowley Abbott continues to smash auction records and draw competition for rare and exceptional artwork. The Fall Live Auction of Important Canadian Art on November 22nd was a spirited evening which experienced overwhelming interest, as lively bidding was invited from collectors in-person and remotely via absentee, telephone and online participation. Providing the greatest variety of… Read more »

Andy Warhol: Father of the Pop Art Movement
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Cowley Abbott’s Fall International Art Auction Features Multiple Important Works by the Twentieth Century Icon “Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art”. -Andy Warhol The candid Press Release from… 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 »

An Exciting Selection of Prints, Photography & Multiples begins the Fall Auction Season
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The Prints, Photography and Multiples auction has been an extremely enjoyable sale to put together.  We started to curate the sale just after the close of the International Art auction in June and one of the early consignments was Brice Marden’s Ten Days Portfolio (lot 27). The eight etchings and aquatints in this portfolio were… Read more »

Artist & Auction Records Smashed at Major Spring Auction
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An Unprecedented 94% Sell-Through Rate and Numerous Auction Records Achieved at the Spring Live Auction of Important Canadian Art Cowley Abbott Continues to Realize Exceptional Results for Canadian Artworks with Hundreds of Bidders Competing via Telephone, Online and Absentee at Auction The Cowley Abbott Spring Live Auction of Important Canadian Art on June 9th was brilliantly… Read more »

Collecting Opportunity: March Online Auction of Indigenous and Inuit Artworks
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Our March 2021 Online Auction of Indigenous and Inuit Artwork offers a fantastic opportunity for collectors to diversify their collections with important works from renowned artists. Indigenous Art encompasses a variety of styles, practices and techniques from living cultures based outside of European, or Eurocentric traditions. Indigenous Art is the longest living art form in… Read more »

Defining Nationhood: The Sampson-Matthews Silkscreen Project
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In conjunction with our popular February Online Auction of Works on Paper, Prints & Books, Cowley Abbott is delighted to present a special second session auction offering a selection of works from the Archives of Sampson-Matthews Ltd., which includes a variety of rare silkscreens from the Sampson-Matthews Silkscreen Project. A niche collecting market within Canadian… Read more »