Spring Season Sees Strong Results for Canadian Historical & Post-War Artwork
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May 28, 2019 (Toronto, ON) – An energetic and hypnotizing canvas by Claude Tousignant had bidders spellbound during the Tuesday evening Consignor Canadian Fine Art Spring Live Auction of Important Canadian Art, when it fetched $188,800 (all prices include the 18% Buyer’s Premium), more than tripling the opening bid. Absurdo (1964) drew feverish bidding attention… Read more »

Consignor’s Fall Live Auction & the Story of Abstract Art in Canada
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Auction Showcases Important Non-Figurative Works in Canadian Art History Consignor’s Fall Live Auction of Canadian Art presents an impressive selection of abstract painting from artists across the country and through the decades. Early ventures into abstraction in Canada occurred in the 1920s and 1930s, although they were sporadic and inconsistent. These artists, notably Kathleen Munn,… Read more »

Rare Lawren Harris Pencil Sketch Featured in Consignor Fall Live Auction
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From Charlottetown to Vancouver, Consignor’s National Travels Yield Notable Works by Emily Carr, Mary Pratt & Alex Colville to be offered on November 23rd (Toronto – November 1, 2017) – Behind many masterpieces, there is a sketch that formulates the artist’s ideas and vision. Consignor Canadian Fine Art announces its fall semi-annual auction highlights that… Read more »

Maclean’s: Unknown Lawren Harris painting emerges in Australia
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Painting worth an estimated $400,000-$600,000 discovered on the eve of a major Harris show by Sara Angel (for Maclean’s) Last December, Rob Cowley, the president of the Toronto-based auction house Consignor Canadian Fine Art and Appraisers, got an email from an Australian collector inquiring about a piece of art. When he opened the attached photograph,… Read more »

Important Harris Painting Resurfaces on the Art Market After Nearly 80 Years
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Harris Among Important Canadian Artists Highlighted in First-Ever Live Auction Event for Consignor Canadian Fine Art on May 31, 2016 (Toronto – March 31, 2016) – An exceptional Lawren Harris oil sketch that was recently discovered in a private collection half way across the globe in Australia, will debut on the auction block nearly 80 years… Read more »