BlogNovember 14, 2012

Klinkhoff Advantage: An Invitation to Sell or Consign

Maximize value with a financial guarantee


By selling to/through Klinkhoff, you:

    • Sell with little competition from comparable works available elsewhere which may distract potential buyers (e.g. in November when auction catalogues flood the market with supply!)

    • Receive a financial guarantee representing the amount of money you will net.*

    • Receive payment upon delivery for the most desirable works.

    • eliminate the uncertainty of financial returns in what is a volatile marketplace.

    • Eliminate the risk of "buy-ins", which "burn" your works of art.


Contact us if you are considering the sale of your fine works of art. Through our network of influential collectors, we act privately to maximize the value of your important paintings and sculpture. Recent auction sales demonstrate the risks of selling without financial assurance. We guarantee the prices for all works of art sold to or through our fixed-price gallery.* Informal valuations for works of interest to us are free, confidential, and represent real current market values.


Buy from Klinkhoff to ensure:

Unsurpassed expertise, quality, value-added service and market-leading experience:

We have been operating under the same ownership for over 60 years with unique first-hand and proprietary knowledge. By buying from us at a fixed-price, you are assured of reliability, authenticity and quality in what is an excellent group of works of art vetted by respected experts in the field of Canadian and European painting and offered to you the art collector at competitive market prices.


Aligned interests:

We invest our own money in the works of art we buy and sell, and thereby demonstrate that our confidence in these works is absolute.  We purchase only works of art we believe our clients are well served to buy. Sellers can maximize value and minimize risk by taking advantage of our tried and proven fixed-price sales. We offer financial guarantees* to sellers of outstanding works of art. At Galerie Walter Klinkhoff, expertise in recognizing authenticity and quality works of art is the result of decades of dealing with artwork by many of Canada's most important artists.


The Klinkhoff family sold works directly on behalf of these artists and/or their estates: Molly Lamb and Bruno Bobak, Paul-Émile Borduas, Sam Borenstein, Frederick Simpson Coburn, Nora Collyer, Berthe des Clayes, Marc Aurèle Fortin, Clarence Alphonse Gagnon, Prudence Heward, Randolph Hewton, Edwin Holgate, A.Y. Jackson, Jean-Paul Lemieux, Arthur Lismer, John Little, Kathleen Morris, Robert Pilot, Anne Savage, René Richard, Jean-Paul Riopelle, Goodridge Roberts, and Frederick B. Taylor. In addition to our associations with artists and/or their Estates Galerie Walter Klinkhoff has prepared and presented almost 40 museum-style retrospective exhibitions.


With a view in mind to studying them and sharing their virtues with others in the art community these annual non-selling shows feature an important selection of works by one or another Canadian artist who we admire. We have undertaken this visual and academic study of several of the artists mentioned above as well as Emily Carr, Adrien Hébert, David Milne, M.A. Suzor-Coté and Albert H. Robinson to name only a selection. For more than 35 years Eric Klinkhoff has been preparing the catalogue raisonné of the work of the important Canadian impressionist Maurice Cullen.


The Gallery represents a select group of established investment quality contemporary artists, each original in style and painting with the utmost integrity. We are of the opinion that each is making a unique contribution to the field of Canadian art of this generation. We select from them the finest works available and encourage an admiring public to add these artists to their budding collections.


*Certain conditions apply.

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I understand that you will have an exhibition and sale of "Important Canadian Art" this coming January and think you may be interested in the following paintings by John Little:
"Old Rue Ste-Cecile - 24"h x 30"w unframed, oil on canvas

"Sketch Winter Charlevoix County, Que. March 1967 J.C.L",12"h
x16"w framed, oil on canvas board, C.R. Crowley, Continental
Galleries of Fine Art

The first of the above is especially interesting as this street, located behind St. James' Cathedral, no longer exists. I found a similar, if not identical photo of it on google, however the dimensions quoted are not the same.

The second painting is magnificent, much brighter than most of Little's
"children playing hockey paintings" as this one was painted in Charlevoix County rather than a Montreal neighborhood.

These paintings have been in my family's possession since the mid-60's. If you are interested in seeing these paintings, please let me know. I can be reached by email or by calling (514) 428-0172.

Many thanks and kind regards!

This second painting's title is in John Little's hand at the back of the canvas board and there is a little brass band with the artist's name on the frame's front.
Galleries of Fine Art, Montreal
Nancy E. Neal
15 November 2012
Nancy E. Neal
15 November 2012

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