BlogMay 30, 2012Predictable auction results confirm the advantages of private sales One of our distinguished colleagues, Chris Varley, recently distributed summary of his observations regarding a trio of auction sales including many with which we agree. I would also choose add a few comments of my own: Essentially what we are seeing...
BlogSeptember 23, 2011
Important Canadian Art Exhibition & Sale - September 30Featuring works by William Kurelek, Cornelius Krieghoff and Marc-Aurele Fortin among others September 22, 2011 On Friday, September 30, Galerie Walter Klinkhoff will be opening an exhibition of our latest releases of Important Canadian Art. The special exhibition and sale will be posted online at approximately 12pm, with select works...
BlogMay 20, 2011
Few Surprises at Canadian Auction, but Critical Questions for SellersVancouver auction review On Tuesday night in Vancouver, Eric, Alan and I attended the first of the major spring auctions of important Canadian art. There were few surprises. Post-war and contemporary art continued to receive ever-more attention, however, the somewhat erratic participation of novice buyers and speculators was reflected in...
BlogNovember 29, 2010
DEVIL IN THE DETAILS PART II: Strong Auction Aggregates Mask Consignor BenefitsIt was a busy week for sure, looking at countless good, very good works of art for sale at auction and a limited number of excellent and popular works as well. The press releases resonate successes with announcements of “aggregates” (the total value of their sales) including their buyer’s premium....
BlogMay 27, 2010
Private Canadian Art Sales Show Strong MarketRarely have we seen the quality of buyer enthusiasm voraciously responding to purchase opportunities of trophy-quality paintings as we have seen leading up to summer. We have been aggressively pursuing owners and potential sellers of genuinely outstanding works of art, offering to buy outright for resale or to sell on...
BlogDecember 12, 2009
2009 Autumn Wrap Up