Consignor Canadian Fine Art Launches Premiere Online Auction Event September 16 – 25
TORONTO (September 10, 2013) The drop of a gavel is being replaced by the press of a button. Buying and selling Canadian fine art is now user-friendly with Consignor Canadian Fine Art (consignor.ca), Canada’s newest auction house that bridges the gap between traditional auction services and online art marketplace. Set to launch its premiere auction event starting September 16 – 25, Consignor.ca will feature more than 60 works of art by Canadian artists including: Joe Fafard, Maud Lewis, John Fox, Bruno Coté, Jesus Carlos de Vilallonga and Doris McCarthy.
“Canadian art consumers are among the most discerning in the world, and are moving towards buying and selling fine art through more viable channels such as the Internet. The technology available today allows buyers to bid on art works they love online from anywhere at any time,” said Rob Cowley, President of Consignor Canadian Fine Art. “Consignor not only provides innovative means of purchasing fine art, but also offers the tradition of a dedicated gallery space for previewing, private sales and appraisal services from reputable specialists in Canadian art.”
“We’re striving to take the intimidation out of the auctioning process,” adds Lydia Abbott, Managing Director of Consignor Canadian Fine Art. “By providing a secure and transparent online bidding platform, accompanied by a national network of art industry professionals to provide advice throughout the process of buying and/or selling art, consumers are able to make educated decisions and purchases on their own terms and comfort level.”
Located across from the Art Gallery of Ontario at 326 Dundas Street West, Consignor Canadian Fine Art will be holding live previews for its September auction beginning the 16th until September 25th.
Consignor Canadian Fine Art is also currently pursuing consignments of historical and post-war Canadian art for its inaugural semi-annual Premier Auction of Important Canadian Art (November 20- 29). Those interested in consignment can visit www.consignor.ca, or contact Consignor by phone at 416-479-9703 or email [email protected].
Consignor Canadian Fine Art is a new a partnership between art auction veterans Rob Cowley (former Vice President and Chief Auctioneer with Joyner Waddington’s Canadian Fine Art), Lydia Abbott (former Canadian Fine Art Specialist with Joyner Waddington’s and Office Director with Heffel Fine Art) and Ryan Mayberry (Partner at Mayberry Fine Art and Founder of Consignor.ca). Cowley and Abbott became principals in the new venture with Ryan Mayberry, taking Consignor.ca from its original form, as a branch of Mayberry Fine Art, to a separate company focusing solely on auctions of Canadian art.