works by Regina Seiden and Daphne Odjjg achieve records
The real estate market was on fire last night at Waddington’s major fall sale of Canadian Art when Montreal Plateau street scenes, Quebec chalets, Ontario heritage homes, Irish beach cottages, Maritime fishing shacks, and trappers’ cabins raced passed pre-sale estimates selling to advantage to a full house of bidders, many of whom were attending our auctions for the first time.
Women artists fared exceptionally well, too. Waddington’s set a new record of $43,200 for Montreal painter Regina Seiden’s Gathering Spring Bouquets and Daphne Odjjg’s canvas Walking with Donald soared past the expected pre-sale range selling for $48,000 after a spirited bidding battle.
Maud Lewis continues to be beloved by collectors, and Doris McCarthy surprised many of our preview guests with the breadth and talent she has shown the art world over the many decades of her practice, finely exemplified by the excellent price achieved for her large canvas of Keel, Ireland which fetched $36,000. (Please note that prices quoted include premium.)
For the past several years our major spring and fall auctions have enjoyed significantly high sell-through rates – this auction continued that trend with a 85% sell-through rate at the time of this publication.
As we have already started to gather works for our 2018 auctions – we’d love to talk with you about future consignment possibilities.