Important Canadian Art Exhibition & Sale July 11

Important Canadian Art Exhibition & Sale July 11

Fritz Brandtner, Cubist Dock and Buoys, 1942 Maximize value with a financial guarantee By selling to/through Klinkhoff in our July 11 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 […]

Klinkhoff Marks Opening with Online Exhibition of Important Canadian Art

Klinkhoff Marks Opening with Online Exhibition of Important Canadian Art

Exhibition features important paintings by Beaulieu, Collyer, Coonan and others On Saturday, March 29, Galerie Alan Klinkhoff will be celebrating the official opening of our new Montreal gallery in conjunction with an online exhibition of Important Canadian Art. The exhibition and sale will be posted on klinkhoff.com, with select works on view at the gallery. […]

Sotheby’s exit from Canadian art auctions affirms popularity of private sales

As many of our readers will now know, Sotheby’s Canada yesterday announced its withdrawal from the “theatre” of Canadian art auctions. While this is being hailed in some corners as a victory for competing Canadian auction houses, in our opinion it is an affirmation of the growing popularity of no-risk private-treaty sales, the kind of […]

Alan Klinkhoff Responds to Inaccurate Toronto Star Report

Alan Klinkhoff Responds to Inaccurate Toronto Star Report

Tweet On Saturday, November 27, 2011 the Toronto Star printed the article “Art auction brings couple $70000 lifeline”, which is reproduced in part at the bottom of this page (but not available online). Galerie Walter Klinkhoff submitted the following correction to the editor: Your article “Art Auction Brings Couple $70,000 Lifeline” is inaccurate and offers […]

Vancouver Fine Art Auction Analysis

Vancouver Fine Art Auction Analysis

Lawren Harris, “North Shore, Lake Superior, Pic Island II”, one of eight Lawren Harris landscapes offered in the Vancouver auction. Estimated $250,000-$350,000, it sold for a hammer price of $230,000. Buyers, sellers face new challenges in information age I preface my following comments with the acknowledgement that they are written in the spirit of competition, […]

Few Surprises at Canadian Auction, but Critical Questions for Sellers

Few Surprises at Canadian Auction, but Critical Questions for Sellers

The market for Sam Borenstein paintings continued to strengthen, powered by a taste for great paintings with strong colours and instant impact. “Rue St. Paul, Montreal”, pictured above, will soon be released for sale by Galerie Walter Klinkhoff. Vancouver auction review On Tuesday night in Vancouver, Eric, Alan and I attended the first of the […]

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 […]

Globe and Mail Interviews Alan Klinkhoff on Controversial Auction Ink-Stamps

The Globe and Mail recently interviewed Alan Klinkhoff on the subject of one auction house’s controversial new practice of ink-stamping works of art with their commercial details. The following is an excerpt from the article Heffel to stop ink-stamping artworks by James Adams. Alan Klinkhoff agrees. President of Montreal’s venerable Galerie Walter Klinkhoff, he too […]