December 5 Important Canadian Art Exhibition & Sale – Invitation to Sell or Consign

Maximize value with a financial guarantee By selling to/through Klinkhoff in our December 5 exhibition and sale, you: sell with little competition from comparable works available elsewhere which may distract potential buyers (e.g. when auction catalogues flood the market with supply!) receive a financial guarantee representing the amount of money you will net.* receive payment […]

Spring Canadian Art Auctions and Market Review

Predictable auction results confirm the advantages of private sales One of our distinguished colleagues, Chris Varley, recently distributed summary of his observations regarding a trio of auction sales including many with which we agree.  I would also choose add a few comments of my own: Essentially what we are seeing is a polarization of the […]

Invitation to Sell or Consign for Klinkhoff’s April 8 Canadian Art Exhibition & Sale

Maximize value with a financial guarantee! By selling to/through Klinkhoff in our April 8 sale, you: sell with little competition from comparable works available elsewhere which may distract potential buyers (e.g. in May when auction catalogues flood the market with supply!) receive a financial guarantee representing the amount of money you will net.* payment upon […]

Comparing offers from galleries and auction houses

Comparing offers from galleries and auction houses

The former owners of the important Jean Dallaire, “Queen Bee”, c. 1957 elected to consign the painting to our fixed-price gallery, rather than assume the financial risks of auction, risks that would likely have been almost entirely theirs. Canadian art on consignment: The numbers, the quality and “the mystery box” Our fixed price art gallery […]

2010 Year End Review

Happy Holidays from Galerie Walter Klinkhoff! The year 2010 has represented a particularly exciting year highlighted both by sales of numerous extraordinary works of art of great quality, and the strides we have made to improve our ability to communicate with our friends and clients, with a view in mind to serving their interests better […]

Strong Auction Aggregates Mask Consignor Benefits

Devil in the Details part II It was a busy week for sure, looking at countless good, very good works of art for sale at auction and a limited number of excellent and popular works as well. The press releases resonate successes with announcements of “aggregates” (the total value of their sales) including their buyer’s […]

Devil in the Details: Spring Auction Review

Auction market strong but erratic We continue to be convinced that in most cases selling outstanding works of art by private treaty sales, that is with a fine art dealer gallery, you can minimize or even eliminate your financial risk. Just reviewing the results of three important auction sales that have taken place within the […]

Private Sale Pay-Off: This is smart business

We have just paid to the former owner of the most handsome Albert H. Robinson painting illustrated on this newsletter what we believe is the highest price a collector has received for an oil sketch by Robinson.  One traditionally would not expect a re-seller to brag about a purchase at such an elevated price and […]

Emily Coonan (1885-1971) – Untitled (The Duck Pond), ca. 1910

Exhibited: Possibly exhibited in the 1910 Spring Exhibition at the Art Association of Montreal. Highlight “The Duck Pond” encapsulates Emily Coonan’s remarkable skill at conveying the essence of her chosen subject through a distilled and distinctive visual vocabulary. Stemming from the epoch of her professional debut, and possibly exhibited in the 1910 Spring Exhibition at […]

Frederick W. Hutchison, R.C.A. (1871-1953) – “Studio of F.W. Hutchison near Rigaud”

Notes: Unsigned. Signed on the back by his widow, Florence Hutchison. Highlight F.W. Hutchison painting to be featured in Klinkhoff’s May 31 Exhibition & Sale of Important Canadian Art.