SKAM Graffiti Art Online Auction April 3 - 13



Waddington’s is proud to present Toronto’s first auction of Graffiti Art. A collection of 16 recent works by Toronto-based artist Jason Wing, known as SKAM, will be offered in an online auction April 3 to 13. Highly-regarded, Jason is considered one of Toronto’s true, original graffiti artists.

Formally trained in graphic design at George Brown College, Jason began creating his art over 20 years ago, which now appears everywhere from dark back alleys to gleaming corporate spaces. Of the works featured in the Waddington’s auction, each is an original, spray-painted freehand onto canvas, varying in size from 48” x 48” to 48” x 96”.

In answer to what he is inspired by, Jason says: “It varies, sometimes I sketch beforehand and sometimes I don’t. Nowadays with over a 1000 plus pieces under my belt I generally free style. I get inspiration from anywhere and everywhere: fashion, art, music, etc.”

Jason skillfully balances maintaining his street credit with receiving mainstream recognition for his work. He has designed movie sets, conducted live painting engagements for festivals and special events, as well as created commissioned artwork for clients like Yabu Pushelberg, Google, Beanfield Metroconnect, and Louis Vuitton.

In addition to his graffiti work, Jason is also an entrepreneur, and has turned his lifelong passion into a storefront business, Homebase, which sells graffiti supplies, providing other artists with access to great products and to connect with him. Jason is also prolific. He paints personal pieces on a weekly basis, completing an average of 80 works a year.

Duncan McLean, president of Waddington’s, notes that “urban art plays a critical role in constructive societal discourse. It is free expression at its ultimate and underlines our innate need to chronicle our stories, struggles, history.” He adds: “Waddington’s has been the vanguard of promoting diverse forms of Canadian art, from our first sales of Group of Seven works in the 1960s, to creating new markets for Inuit art over the last four decades, and developing a secondary market for contemporary Canadian art through our Concrete Contemporary Art Auctions and Projects division.”





Posted: 3/2/2017 12:00:00 AM
By: Tess McLean

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
SQUARE ONE MALL

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