CONCRETE BLOG MARCH 2013



It’s the morning after the night before and the dust has yet to settle on the Concrete Contemporary auction last evening.

We were thrilled and gratified to see such a great turnout in the gallery, standing room only, and over 150 registered bidders. We also had absentee and telephone bidders participating from across the country.

The sale total was roughly double from last year’s inaugural auction and the percentage sold by lot increased as well. There are a number of aftersales still to complete and we will post all the prices realized on the website within the next week.

Major highlights of the auction included Wanda Koop’s sensational canvas, Satellite Cities (Yellow/Green with Dark City), that realized $26,400.00, a record for the artists at auction. Tim Zuck’s small charcoal Glacier and Summit/Qheneesh, which soared past it’s estimate to sell for $6000.00 and Michael Adamson’s Homage to Riopelle sell for $12,000.00. (All prices include the buyer’s premium) It was also very gratifying to see the work by Andrew Owen A01, Lilies and Bamboo Excavations II sell for $5760.00 as his work has never before been presented at auction.

We wish to thank all who attended the auction and previews as well as our consignor’s, artists, dealers and collectors who come together to help this dynamic and developing market.

I would like to share a comment sent to me this morning by a highly respected Canadian artist who had work represented in the sale last night.

‘…It's so very important for everyone involved that the market you are developing continues to grow. It benefits everyone and also keeps us on our toes, the invisible hand of the market is one of fine arts very best friends, it is the final forum that separates the wheat from the chaff. Thank you for championing all of us contemporary artists and working so hard to elevate the environment that we work in. I am inspired to work even harder in my studio, thank you again.’

The sale also garnered a lot of media. Here are some links below.

www.cbc.ca

www.theglobeandmail.com

www.thestar.com

There will lots to report in the next while, so please stay well and stay tuned.

SR
Posted: 3/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
By: Stephen Ranger

UPCOMING AUCTIONS & EVENTS



Art Gallery of Mississauga - Benefit Art Auction
April 26, 2018 Doors open at 7:00 pm and Auction begins at 8:00 pm


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AUCTION PUBLIC PREVIEW: APRIL 19 – 25
Weekday Hours: 10 – 5 PM
Weekend Hours: 12 – 4 PM
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Get your tickets for the Art Gallery of Mississauga Benefit Art Auction and join us for an elegant and exciting evening in SQUARE ONE's Grand Rotunda! This not-to-be-missed event showcases contemporary Canadian works of art from emerging and established artists, many of whom have exhibited at the AGM and other major public galleries. All proceeds of the Benefit Art Auction will make it possible for the AGM to expand and connect our FREE community-engaged programmes with children and youth in Mississauga.

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The Female Gaze Benefit Online Auction
April 28 - May 3, 2018


On View:
Sunday, April 29
from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Monday, April 30
from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm


The Female Gaze Benefit Online Auction
April 28 - May 3, 2018


On View:
Sunday, April 29
from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Monday, April 30
from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm