Online Auction

Photographs in Partnership with Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival

May 1318, 2023
Auction begins to close at 2:00 pm ET

In partnership with Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, Waddington’s is pleased to present an auction of lens-based works spanning the 19th to 21st centuries. Online from May 13 – 18, the auction centres on the Estate of Canadian portrait photographer Al Gilbert, who spent decades amassing work by artists including Irving Penn, Andre Kertesz and Arnold Newman. This special collection is complemented by contemporary photography curated by CONTACT, featuring artists including Suzy Lake, Ken Lum and Max Dean.

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Auction Details

On View at Waddington's Toronto

Sunday, May 14 from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Monday, May 15 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Tuesday, May 16 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Wednesday, May 17 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Thursday, May 18 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Consignment Deadline: April 06, 2023


Goulven Le Morvan

Director, International Art, Montreal

438-528-8489 /

Mark Gleberzon

Consignment & Marketing Specialist

416-489-6105 /

Mary McMaster


416-504-9100 /


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