Oh! You Pretty Thing: David Bowie Painting sets New Auction Record in Cowley Abbott International Art Auction
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“If you come from art, you’ll always be art” – David Bowie Attracting attention from collectors around the globe, David Bowie’s DHead XLVI fetched $108,120 CAD during the Cowley Abbott Spring International Art Auction, which closed on Thursday, June 24th. The small portrait, which was purchased at a donation centre in Northern Ontario for $5,… 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 »

Collecting Opportunity: January Post-War and Contemporary Art Auction Highlights
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Cowley Abbott is pleased to launch into the new year with our January Online Auction of Post-War and Contemporary Art. Comprised of fantastic works by blue-chip Post-War Canadian artists, practicing Contemporary artists, and hidden gems, this sale offers the opportunity for new and seasoned collectors alike to build their collections. We’ve highlighted a few of… Read more »

Building Your Collection: Understanding Value and Navigating the Auction Market
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Navigating the art market can be both an exciting and a daunting task for new buyers, experienced collectors and art market professionals. With a plethora of commercial galleries, online purchase platforms and auctions seemingly running 24/7, the buying options are limitless. At Cowley Abbott, we prioritize exceptional customer service and take pride in assisting our… 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 »

Consignor Debuts Contemporary Art Auction, Open for Bidding September 19th to 26th
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Auction features diverse range of artworks from Canadian artists including Wanda Koop, Hugh Scott Douglas, John Massey and Bruce LaBruce As one of Canada’s premier auction houses that continues to develop its focus towards all periods, schools, movements and aspects of Canadian art, Consignor Canadian Fine Art is pleased to announce its first auction of… Read more »

The February Online Auction of Works on Paper, Prints & Books: A Guide for Emerging Collectors
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Consignor’s Online Auction of Works on Paper, Prints & Books is a fantastic place to begin for someone new to the world of collecting art. The February sale offers a selection of prints, drawings, oil and watercolour paintings, photography and books to choose from in a broad range of prices, for both the emerging and… Read more »

Collectable Prints Featured in Consignor’s September Auction
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Within the broad practice of printmaking are several distinct techniques, many of which are included in the Consignor September Auction. Consignor’s current Online Auction of Canadian and International art, consisting of 239 lots, offers a vast range of artwork for sale in various media – oil paintings, photography, sculpture and prints. Collecting prints is an… Read more »

Carmichael Masterwork Sells for $475,000 During Spring Season
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Records Broken & New Traditions Established for Consignor This Season Old Orchard, a major 1940 painting by Franklin Carmichael was sold for $475,000 during the spring auction season, the highest price paid for the painter’s work in eight years and one of the highest values ever achieved for the painter’s work by an auction firm…. Read more »

Demystifying the Art Auction: Advice for Aspiring Collectors
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With 262 lots in our March Online Auction of Canadian and International Art, we see artwork for sale with a very large range in value. Although the covetable A.J. Casson and Albert Henry Robinson oil paintings garner much attention from seasoned collectors, it is worth noting the remarkable value and quality of the many more… Read more »