Consignor Canadian Fine Art will be shining a celebratory spotlight on Canada’s diversity in its upcoming Spring Live Auction of Important Canadian Art on Tuesday, May 29th at the Gardiner Museum in Toronto, Canada. The auction debut of William Kurelek’s enduring masterpiece, Hot Day in Kensington Market (1972), is among the exemplary works on offer that reflect Canada’s unique multicultural communities from coast to coast. Kurelek’s vivid scene of Toronto’s bustling Kensington Market in the ‘70s depicts various nationalities of the people in the crowds to the local businesses (est. $150,000-$200,000).

The auction will also feature two exceptional works from internationally acclaimed artists and indigenous art vanguards, Daphne Odjig and Bill Reid. Odjig was the driving force behind the Professional Native Indian Artists Association, colloquially known at the time as the ‘Indian Group of Seven.’ Haida artist Bill Reid was the unofficial eighth member of the group. He made his mark as a sculptor, renowned for his monumental artworks depicting Haida art and life. Also sold will be a stunning oil on paper on canvas support by Emily Carr, titled Logged Land. The landscape work is expected to command $275,000-$325,000. To see more, click here.




Charlton Hall Auctioneers will celebrate 89 years with a three-session estates sale, May 31st-June 1st

Charlton Hall Auctioneers will hold its 89th anniversary auction on Thursday and Friday, May 31st-June 1st, with a three-session estates auction that promises to be a blockbuster, online and at the firm’s gallery in West Columbia, S.C. Six major estates – one of them comprising items from River Run Farm in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. – will be sold across the two days. Session 1, on Thursday, May 31st, starting at 11 am Eastern, will feature 363 lots of fine jade, important silver, early furniture, estate jewelry and fine and decorative arts. Sessions 2 and 3 will both be held on Friday, June 1st, starting at 11 am Eastern.

The morning session will be filled with 316 lots of Asian works of art, silver, fine art and design. Then, starting in the afternoon, Session 3 will be held, featuring the Thomas Malin Rodgers culinary mould collection – 141 lots in all. A cocktail reception will be held on Saturday, May 26th, in the Charlton Hall gallery, from 4-7 pm Eastern. Preview exhibitions will be held on Wednesday, May 30th, from 10-5 Eastern; on Thursday, May 31st, the first day of sale, from 10 am until the first gavel falls at 11 am Eastern; and on Friday, June 1st, the second auction day, also from 10 am until the start of sale at 11 am. For more info, click here.




Worldly enticements, timeless temptations and more at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries’ Spring Auction

The tantalizing rarities in Thomaston Place Auction Galleries’ spring auction on June 1st, 2nd and 3rd will lead bidders on a journey across continents and centuries.  The sale will present fine art, estate jewelry, French furniture and accessories, Americana, Asian antiques, important ephemera, marine items, silver, antiquities, art pottery, high-end electronics and rugs. The Friday, June 1st session will include a rare, first edition copy of Gulliver’s Travels (1726) (est. $10,000-$15,000), two Napoleon signed military orders (est. $6,000-$8,000 and $4,000-$6,000), and 21 early maps, by Ortelius, Sanson, Blaeu and others.

The Saturday, June 2nd auction will feature artwork by Louis Jambor, Eugene Galien-Laloue, Scott Leighton, Giovanni Bonomi, Theodore Wendell, Jonas Lie and Charles Warren Eaton, plus marine artworks by William Pierce Stubbs, Antonio Jacobsen, Augustus Buhler and William Edward Norton. There will also be a large selection of French furniture and accessories; 17th century oak and walnut furniture, Americana, antiquities and a 195-lot Asian collection. On Sunday, June 3rd, sold will be 20th century decorative arts and estate jewelry, artwork, Japanese items, garden pieces and Danish modern furniture pieces. To view all items being auctioned, click here.