2021 Canadian Spring Auctions

On June 3rd, 9th and 23rd, 2021, Waddington’s, Cowley Abbott and Heffel respectively hosted their spring live auction sales.  The art market was strong going into this auction season. Art has seen a boom throughout COVID – stuck at home buyers used this down time to expand their collections.  Both the spring and fall 2020 […]

2020 Fall Auction Sales

December 2nd and 3rd, 2020, Heffel and Cowley Abbott respectively hosted their fall live auction sales.  A week before the auctions, Toronto implemented new COVID restrictions effectively halting all in person viewings of the two auction houses’ preview shows. The sales were held virtually and bidding was restricted to phone, absentee and online. Despite these […]

What Sold at Art Toronto?

This year Art Toronto, under the leadership of Mia Nielson, held a digital fair from October 28 to November 8th. The fair brought together galleries from across the country on the Art Toronto platform. The online fair gave visitors a chance to browse the offering of the different galleries and attend online art talks hosted […]

Top Art Toronto Programming

My top three picks for great art talks to take advantage of next week as part of Art Toronto! With so many free art talks happening digitally it is easier than ever to get informed. I’ve pulled out a couple great talks that focus on culturally significant artists that have been recognized by both the […]

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. […]