Highlights from our Fall 2014 auction
A striking brunette was the decided favourite of our December International Art auction. Found in a basement, the lovely oil on canvas titled ‘Brunetta’ arrived at our office covered in cobwebs. The cobwebs were brushed aside and Brunetta, by 19th century British artist John Atkinson Grimshaw, sold for $94,500.
The vibrant colours of ‘Flags’ by American artist Alex Katz also inspired enthusiastic bidding resulting in a final price of $40,800.
Deaccessioned works from the Art of Gallery of Ontario (AGO) were also on offer, with the beautiful Building Sandcastles by Hague School artist Bernardus Johannes Blommers bringing $22,140. (Waddington’s is honoured to assist the AGO with its deaccessioning strategy in its efforts to refine the public, community and art historical value of its collection.*)
Many thanks to all our clients as we wrap up 2014 and all our best for a wonderful new year. We look forward to bringing you a very exciting year of International Art in 2015!
Note: All prices are in Canadian funds and include buyer’s premium.