Art Toronto: Collector’s Experience

Contemporary artists are generally shown at one to three galleries. Every year or so, these galleries will host a solo exhibition of the artist’s new work. Finding a good selection of their work is a straightforward process.   A major challenge for collectors when sourcing Canadian historic art is that generally, a famous historic artist’s inventory […]

Buying for an Art Collection

The cliche in the art world is to say “buy what you love”. I agree that personal taste should be the driving force in choosing fine art to consider for purchase. But once you’ve determined a painting of interest there are a host of factors that should be taken into account before you buy for […]

2019 Spring Auction – Canadian Fine Art

May is an exciting month for Canadian Art! At the end of the month is spring auction week in Toronto! Several of the top Canadian auction houses will be hosting live auctions of Canadian fine art. Live auction sales happening the week of May 27 in Toronto include: Waddington’s Live Auction, Consignor Live Auction and […]

How to Price Art

The New York Times recently published a great article on art investing. While the art market acts differently to more traditional capital markets that doesn’t mean it’s totally irrational. There is an old adage that says you should buy art based on what you love. In the New York Times article the art advisor B.J. […]

Press: Canadian Art Magazine

I was recently featured in Canadian Art magazine to give my take on the fall auction week! Interview on Canada’s Fall Auctions Montreal artist and art consultant Courtney Clinton, for one, believes that some works by Lawren Harris, A.J. Casson and Arthur Lismer—particularly those that veered away from classic forested landscapes—performed worse than expected at […]

2018 Fall Auction – Canadian Fine Art

The week of November 19th, 2018 Canada’s two major auction houses, Heffel Fine Art Auction House and Waddington’s Auction House, hosted major live auctions of Canadian Fine Art. Watching the live auction is a great way to gauge the temperature of the Canadian art market.  Highlights from the Auction Sale Two artists who made a […]