TORONTO, May 1, 2012 /CNW/ - In anticipation of its upcoming Spring Auction, happening on May 17 in Vancouver, Heffel Fine Art Auction House is offering the opportunity to preview some of the most remarkable works by Canadian artists before they go up for bidding. The Toronto viewing presents rare and extraordinary masterpieces from coast to coast that are expected to achieve between $9 and $12 million CAD, placing the sale among the top ten Canadian art auctions of all times. (Heffel holds the record for all ten)
|WHAT:||Heffel 2012 Spring Auction Preview in Toronto|
|WHO:||Interviews with David Heffel, President, and Robert Heffel, Vice President, from Heffel Fine Art Auction House can be arranged in advance or on-site|
|WHERE:|| Heffel Gallery Toronto
13 Hazelton Avenue, Toronto
|WHEN:||Thursday, May 3 - Saturday, May 5, 2012|
|Previews, as canvases are being uncrated and hung, can also be arranged on Wednesday, May 2|
|RSVP:|| Laura Tulley
NATIONAL Public Relations
firstname.lastname@example.org OR 416-848-1386
Included among the blockbuster items:
- Emily Carr, Canada's most famous female artist, is represented with eight works including the highly-coveted mature period oil on canvas, Eagle Totem (estimate $600,000 - $800,000 CAD) and prized watercolour, War Canoes, Alert Bay (estimate $300,000 - $500,000 CAD).
- Jean Paul Lemieux returns to auction with La plage américaine (estimate: $500,000 - $700,000 CAD) after Heffel set the global record for contemporary Canadian art sold at auction with this artist (Nineteen Ten Remembered sold for $2,340,000 CAD in the Fall) Many of Quebec's most famous Automatist artists will also be on view.
- All original members of The Group of Seven are represented with 36 works, including the triumphant return of Lawren Harris's oil Lake Superior (estimate: $400,000 - $600,000 CAD) to Canada from the UK.
- Christopher Pratt and Alex Colville are among the most recognized and acclaimed East Coast artists showing important and anticipated works at this year's Spring Auction.
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