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Colville masterpiece shatters artist record at Heffel's virtual live auction


TORONTO, July 15, 2020 /CNW/ - International art auction house, Heffel held its semi-annual live auction today, where 112 outstanding works of art were presented to a virtual audience. Hundreds of bidders participated remotely from around the world, as the sale was broadcasted live from Toronto's Design Exchange. Highlighted by some of the biggest names on the global art radar, including Alex Colville, Pablo Picasso, Joan Mitchell and Jean Paul Riopelle, the record-setting sale totaled $15.3 million. (All prices are in Canadian dollars and include a buyer's premium.)

A new record was achieved for the internationally acclaimed Canadian icon Alex Colville, with his masterpiece, Dog and Bridge, which sold for $2,401,250. The 1976 painting is among the most outstanding and recognized examples by the War artist to ever come to market. This was the work's first-ever appearance at auction, as it had been in private hands for decades.

"Presenting a masterpiece as special as Colville's Dog and Bridge was a highlight for Heffel, and we're thrilled that our excitement was matched by our bidders'," says David Heffel, President of Heffel Fine Art Auction House. "This sale, and all of the incredible works on offer proved that even during times of change, art continues to inspire and provide a beacon of light."

Highlights from the Spring 2020 Live Auction

Heffel is currently accepting consignments for the fall 2020 auction season, inclusive of international works of art.

For more information on the works included in Heffel's spring live auction, visit www.heffel.com.

About Heffel Fine Art Auction House
Heffel has sold more Canadian art than any other auctioneer worldwide, with sales totaling more than half a billion dollars since 1978. With offices in Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Ottawa and Calgary, Heffel has the most experienced team of fine art specialists in Canada and provides superior client service to both sellers and buyers internationally.

SOURCE Heffel Fine Art Auction House


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