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  • Edwin Holgate, La Malbaie (Murray Bay), 1926

    Alan Klinkhoff Gallery is pleased to share with fellow art enthusiasts our research into a particularly fine Edwin Holgate painting and accompanying drawing, which we offered for sale. 

  • July 25 - Important Canadian Art Exhibition & Sale
    Featuring works by James Wilson Morrice, A.Y. Jackson, Philip Surrey, Adrien Hebert and others. On Thursday, July 25, [] will be opening an online exhibition of our latest releases of Important Canadian Art. This special exhibition and sale will be posted on klinkhoff.com at approximately 12pm, with select works on view at the gallery. Please note that all works are subject to prior sale. 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...
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    December 22, 2012

    Canadian Art Market in 2012

    Canadian Art Market in 2012

    I will begin this retrospective with the comment that in my career I cannot recall a holiday season as vigorous as this. Contemporary art, the market arguably most affected by global economic concerns, surged to levels we have not recently seen. I am as delighted to report this to our readers as I am for some of our outstanding contemporary artists, who benefit from the well-placed confidence of buyers. I am also proud to announce that 2012 was a record year for sales at Klinkhoff.

  • A Prime Example of a Canadian School Masterpiece by Randolph Stanley Hewton

    In Canadian art, the number of collectible artists is limited and, at least as concerns the 19th Century greats and those up to the pre-World War ll period, their most celebrated works have generally long been in the collections of the major museums, never to return to the marketplace. The iconic stature of the painting I am referring to here, as it relates to the career of the artist, recalls Tom Thomson's "The Jack Pine" or "The West Wind", J.E.H. MacDonald's "The Tangled Garden", Arthur Lismer's "A September Gale, Georgian Bay", Albert Robinson's "Returning from Easter Mass", Clarence Gagnon's "Horse Racing in Winter" or Maurice Cullen's "Winter Night Craig Street", 1899. Although we have sold many major canvases over the years, we cannot recall the last time a commercial art venue in our field had the opportunity to acquire what is likely the definitive masterwork by an artist of the "Canadian School". 

  • 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.

  • Important Canadian Art Exhibition & Sale - September 30
    Featuring 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 on view at the gallery. Sellers can maximize value and minimize risks by taking advantage of our tried and proven fixed-price sales. We offer financial guarantees to sellers of outstanding works of art. * 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...
  • DEVIL IN THE DETAILS PART II: Strong Auction Aggregates Mask Consignor Benefits

    It 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. The implication is that a high aggregate is great news for the consignors individually. Not so.

  • An Appreciation of Sarah Robertson's "The Blue Sleigh", c. 1924

    The Canadian Women Artist Database at Concordia University notes, appropriately for ''The Blue Sleigh'', that "Robertson is known for her rich colours, and the sumptuous, jewel-like quality of her work." [1] Dr Barbara Meadowcroft, author of Painting Friends, The Beaver Hall Women Painters and fellow Beaver Hall Group member Anne Savage add that '' Sarah's paintings reflect her capacity to charge ' every tiny experience with an intense emotional ecstasy.' [2] She loved nature and that love is expressed in her work." [3] Of the Beaver Hall Group women who maintained their friendship for the better part of 30 years, she was conceivably the least prolific, making fine paintings by her especially rare and precious for Beaver Hall Group collectors.

  • On May 20, 1964, just before departing for her summer retreat at Strawberry Hill, Nora Collyer wrote to Walter Klinkhoff: "This is just to thank you for having the exhibition of my paintings, and to acknowledge the cheque for $683...". The Nora Collyer exhibition at Klinkhoff ran from April 20 to May 2, 1964. At that time, prices ranged from $90 for a small panel to $420 for the largest canvas. In '64, even at these modest prices, paintings by the Beaver Hall artists were difficult to sell.

  • On Saturday, August 1 Galerie Walter Klinkhoff will be hosting the latest in our series of Important Canadian Art sales. The exhibition will feature excellent paintings by important Canadian artists A.Y. Jackson , Randolph Hewton , Anne Savage , Frederick Hutchison , John Little , René Richard , John Fox , Tom Roberts , and F.S. Coburn . The sale will be conducted in conjunction with a sale fine paintings by one of Canada's foremost late 19th century artists, Marc-Aurèle Suzor-Coté . A rare Suzor-Coté masterpiece, 'Adolescents lisant' (Adolescents reading), 1896 will be available for purchase. We continue to accept important paintings and sculpture to include in this fixed price sale. To any potential sellers of very fine works of art we encourage you to contact us for a free and confidential consultation.
  • Having just returned from attending three auction sales held over a period of less than one week when two of the three houses left their catalogue cover paintings unsold and the third, although not the cover picture, the lot anticipated to be the most costly offering, did not meet its reserve, I find a Canadian relevance and wisdom to a couple of quotes I read recently in a New York paper: "Even institutions like the Museum of Modern Art are avoiding auctions.... There’s an element of uncertainty with an auction that in this climate makes it more prudent to sell privately", said Ann Temkin, chief curator in the department of painting and sculpture at MoMA. 

  • BERNARD MENDELMAN THE SUBURBAN Wednesday, September 9, 1998 'This is our tribute to dad', commented Alan Klinkhoff on Homage to Walter Klinkhoff, Part 1. Alan and his brother Eric have selected about 25 exceptional pieces, prior to 1950, that are amongst the cream of Canadian art. They were chosen from deceased artists their father personally knew or made a market in. Most of them are borrowed from collections that Mr. Klinkhoff helped formulate. His motto was always: 'What they buy is their business, what I sell is mine.' A long time resident of Hampstead, Mr. Klinkhoff, who died last year, started selling art in 1949, from a second floor duplex on Van Horne. He then moved to Union Ave. before settling in 1959 at the present location, on Sherbrooke St., where he established himself as one of the country’s foremost dealers. The estates of Clarence Gagnon and Randolph Hewton were both handled by Mr. Klinkhoff. It was right pickings after...