Spring Live Auction of Important Canadian & International Art (Session One) Highlights

This page provides details on a selection of works of art sold in our Spring Live Auction of Important Canadian & International Art (Session One) which concluded on June 8, 2023. Select an item for more details. All posted prices include Buyer's Premium.

Artwork by Andy Warhol, Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom from Reigning Queens, 1985 (F&S II.334-337)
ANDY WARHOL
Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom from Reigning Queens, 1985 (F&S II.334-337)

four colour silkscreens on lenox museum board
1. II.334, signed and numbered 27/40 lower right;
2. II.335, signed and numbered 21/40 lower right
3. II.336, signed and numbered 24/40 lower right
4. II.337, signed and numbered 19/40 lower right
each with the printer’s blindstamp and with the artist copyright ink stamp on the reverse.
Each printed by Rupert Jasen Smith, New York. Published by George C.P. Mulder, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
39.4 x 31.5 ins ( 100.1 x 80 cms ) ( each )

Auction Estimate: $900,000.00$700,000.00 - $900,000.00
Price Realized $936,000.00
Sale date: June 8th 2023

Artwork by Jean Paul Riopelle, Sans titre, 1953
JEAN PAUL RIOPELLE
Sans titre, 1953

oil on canvas
signed and dated 1953 lower right; catalogue raisonne no. 1953.058H.1953
28.5 x 21 ins ( 72.4 x 53.3 cms )

Auction Estimate: $700,000.00$500,000.00 - $700,000.00
Price Realized $552,000.00
Sale date: June 8th 2023

Artwork by Fernando Botero, The Kitchen
FERNANDO BOTERO
The Kitchen

oil on canvas
signed and dated 1994 lower right; titled and dated on a gallery label on the frame on the reverse
39.75 x 48.5 ins ( 101 x 123.2 cms )

Auction Estimate: $450,000.00$350,000.00 - $450,000.00
Price Realized $468,000.00
Sale date: June 8th 2023

Artwork by Marc-Aurèle de Foy Suzor-Coté, Magdalena (Méditation), 1921
MARC-AURÈLE DE FOY SUZOR-COTÉ
Magdalena (Méditation), 1921

oil on canvas
signed and dated 1921 lower right
41.5 x 41.5 ins ( 105.4 x 105.4 cms )

Auction Estimate: $275,000.00$225,000.00 - $275,000.00
Price Realized $384,000.00
Sale date: June 8th 2023

Artwork by Rita Letendre, Rencontre enflammée
RITA LETENDRE
Rencontre enflammée

oil on canvas
signed and dated 1962 lower right; titled on three labels on the reverse
84 x 42 ins ( 213.4 x 106.7 cms )

Auction Estimate: $350,000.00$250,000.00 - $350,000.00
Price Realized $312,000.00
Sale date: June 8th 2023

Artwork by William Kurelek, A Bolt Like That
WILLIAM KURELEK
A Bolt Like That

mixed media on masonite
signed with monogram and dated 1965 lower right; titled on a gallery label on the reverse
24 x 47.5 ins ( 61 x 120.7 cms )

Auction Estimate: $200,000.00$150,000.00 - $200,000.00
Price Realized $264,000.00
Sale date: June 8th 2023

Artwork by David Brown Milne, Construction
DAVID BROWN MILNE
Construction

oil on canvas
titled and dated 1915 on a gallery label on the reverse; Douglas Duncan Estate no. 682; Milne catalogue raisonné no.106.26
18 x 20 ins ( 45.7 x 50.8 cms )

Auction Estimate: $250,000.00$200,000.00 - $250,000.00
Price Realized $264,000.00
Sale date: June 8th 2023

Artwork by Fernando Botero, Compotier aux fruits
FERNANDO BOTERO
Compotier aux fruits

watercolour on paper
signed and dated 1980 lower right; signed, titled and dated on two gallery labels on the backing on the reverse
62.5 x 43.5 ins ( 158.8 x 110.5 cms ) ( sheet )

Auction Estimate: $225,000.00$175,000.00 - $225,000.00
Price Realized $150,000.00
Sale date: June 8th 2023

Artwork by Joan Mitchell, Untitled
JOAN MITCHELL
Untitled

gouache on paper
signed on the reverse
10.5 x 14.25 ins ( 26.7 x 36.2 cms ) ( sheet )

Auction Estimate: $80,000.00$60,000.00 - $80,000.00
Price Realized $132,000.00
Sale date: June 8th 2023

Artwork by Cyril Power, The Eight, 1930
CYRIL POWER
The Eight, 1930

linocut
signed, titled and numbered 49/50 twice
15.25 x 10.25 ins ( 38.7 x 26 cms ) ( sight )

Auction Estimate: $120,000.00$80,000.00 - $120,000.00
Price Realized $114,000.00
Sale date: June 8th 2023

Artwork by William Kurelek, The First Winter in Canada
WILLIAM KURELEK
The First Winter in Canada

mixed media on masonite
signed with a monogram and dated 1977 lower right; signed on a gallery label on the reverse
23.75 x 47.5 ins ( 60.3 x 120.7 cms )

Auction Estimate: $150,000.00$100,000.00 - $150,000.00
Price Realized $108,000.00
Sale date: June 8th 2023

Artwork by David Hockney, Nehemiah Checking the Walls of Jerusalem
DAVID HOCKNEY
Nehemiah Checking the Walls of Jerusalem

ink on paper
signed and inscribed “for Paul on his Birthday, April 27th 1966” lower right; titled “Study for Book of Nehemiah” and dated on a gallery label on the backing on the reverse
20 x 12.5 ins ( 50.8 x 31.8 cms ) ( sheet )

Auction Estimate: $16,000.00$12,000.00 - $16,000.00
Price Realized $102,000.00
Sale date: June 8th 2023

Artwork by Guido Molinari, Bi-sériel rose, 1968
GUIDO MOLINARI
Bi-sériel rose, 1968

acrylic on canvas
signed and dated 1968 on the reverse; titled to a gallery label on the reverse
51 x 19.5 ins ( 129.5 x 49.5 cms )

Auction Estimate: $90,000.00$70,000.00 - $90,000.00
Price Realized $102,000.00
Sale date: June 8th 2023

Artwork by Cornelius Krieghoff, Montmorency Falls in the Autumn
CORNELIUS KRIEGHOFF
Montmorency Falls in the Autumn

oil on canvas
signed and dated “1860 Quebec” lower right
17 x 25 ins ( 43.2 x 63.5 cms ) ( oval )

Auction Estimate: $60,000.00$40,000.00 - $60,000.00
Price Realized $96,000.00
Sale date: June 8th 2023

Artwork by David Lloyd Blackwood, Barbour’s Seabird Leaving Newtown (Bonavista Bay)
DAVID LLOYD BLACKWOOD
Barbour’s Seabird Leaving Newtown (Bonavista Bay)

oil tempera on board
signed and dated 2003 lower right; signed and titled on the reverse
48 x 60 ins ( 121.9 x 152.4 cms )

Auction Estimate: $100,000.00$80,000.00 - $100,000.00
Price Realized $96,000.00
Sale date: June 8th 2023

Previous Auctions

Select from a list of previous auctions to view specific sale highlights.

British & Continental Pictures (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: June 25, 2024
 
The Canadian Landscape (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: June 25, 2024
 
First Nations & Inuit Art (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: June 25, 2024
 
Works from the Estate of William Ronald (Part II) (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: June 25, 2024
 
The Artwork of Sir Frederick Banting (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: June 25, 2024
 
Spring Live Auction (Session 1 & 2)
Sale Closed: May 30, 2024
 
Modern & Contemporary International Art (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: May 21, 2024
 
The Group of Seven (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: May 21, 2024
 
Select Canadian Art (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: May 21, 2024
 
Works from the Estate of Dennis Reid (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: May 21, 2024
 
The Artwork of David Blackwood (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: May 21, 2024
 
Capture (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: April 23, 2024
 
Post-War & Contemporary Art (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: April 23, 2024
 
The Canadian Landscape (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: April 23, 2024
 
Modern Forms (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: April 23, 2024
 
Works on Paper (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: April 23, 2024
 
The Academy (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: April 23, 2024
 
International Prints, Multiples & Works on Paper (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: March 26, 2024
 
Celebrating Women Artists (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: March 26, 2024
 
La belle province (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: March 26, 2024
 
Art of Atlantic Canada (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: March 26, 2024
 
Art Gallery of Hamilton (Auction of Donated Artwork for Fundraising) (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: March 26, 2024
 
Coast to Coast (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: February 27, 2024
 
En plein air (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: February 27, 2024
 
Watercolours & Drawings (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: February 27, 2024
 
Canadian Prints & Multiples (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: February 27, 2024
 
Post-War & Contemporary Art (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: January 23, 2024
 
20th Century Works on Paper (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: January 23, 2024
 
The Academy (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: January 23, 2024
 
Inuit & First Nations Art (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: January 23, 2024
 
The Collection of Joe & Anita Robertson (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: December 12, 2023
 
Bidding in a Winter Wonderland (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: December 12, 2023
 
An Important Private Collection of Canadian Art (Session 2)
Sale Closed: December 6, 2023
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Fall Live Auction of Important Canadian & International Art (Session 1)
Sale Closed: December 6, 2023
( Download PDF )
 
Modern & Contemporary Art (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: November 7, 2023
 
British & Continental Pictures (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: November 7, 2023
 
Toronto: Represented and Abstracted (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: November 7, 2023
 
Auction to Benefit NSCAD (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: November 7, 2023
 
Select Canadian Art (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: November 7, 2023
 
Artwork from a Private Collection (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: November 7, 2023
 
Select Canadian Art (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: October 10, 2023
 
Post-War & Contemporary Art (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: October 10, 2023
 
Little Pictures (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: October 10, 2023
 
Prints & Multiples (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: September 12, 2023
 
The Canadian Landscape (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: September 12, 2023
 
Art of Quebec (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: September 12, 2023
 
Still Life & Figural Work (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: August 15, 2023
 
Works on Paper & Prints (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: August 15, 2023
 
Art of Atlantic Canada (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: July 25, 2023
 
Historical Canadian Art (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: July 25, 2023
 
Post-War & Contemporary Art (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: July 25, 2023
 
Modern & Contemporary Art (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: June 27, 2023
 
The Art of Europe (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: June 27, 2023
 
Canadians at Home & Abroad (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: June 27, 2023
 
Spring Live Auction of Important Canadian & International Art (Session 1)
Sale Closed: June 8, 2023
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An Important Private Collection of Canadian Art (Session 2)
Sale Closed: June 8, 2023
( Download PDF )
 
Post-War & Contemporary Art (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: May 30, 2023
 
Art of Quebec (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: May 30, 2023
 
The Group of Seven & Their Associates (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: May 30, 2023
 
April Abstractions (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: April 18, 2023
 
The Canadian Landscape (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: April 18, 2023
 
Prints, Photography & Multiples (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: April 18, 2023
 
Select Canadian Prints (Online Auctions)
Sale Closed: April 18, 2023
 
Inuit & First Nations Art (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: March 21, 2023
 
Peaks to Prairies: Art of Western Canada (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: March 21, 2023
 
Celebrating Women Artists (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: March 21, 2023
 
Works on Paper & Prints (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: February 28, 2023
 
Three Dimensions (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: February 28, 2023
 
Canada & Abroad (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: February 28, 2023
 
Post-War & Contemporary Art (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: January 31, 2023
 
Canadian Winter (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: January 31, 2023
 
Still Life & Figural Work (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: January 31, 2023
 
Books & Reference (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: January 31, 2023
 
From the Estate of William Ronald (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: January 31, 2023
 
Holiday Charm (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: December 13, 2022
 
Coast to Coast (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: December 13, 2022
 
An Important Private Collection of Canadian Art (Session 2)
Sale Closed: December 1, 2022
( Download PDF )
 
Fall Live Auction of Important Canadian Art (Session 1)
Sale Closed: December 1, 2022
( Download PDF )
 
Canadian Group of Painters (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: November 22, 2022
 
Fall Auction of International Art (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: November 22, 2022
 
Post-War & Contemporary Canadian Art (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: November 22, 2022
 
Historical Canadian Art (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: November 22, 2022
 
October Abstractions (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: October 25, 2022
 
Little Pictures (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: October 25, 2022
 
The Canadian Landscape (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: October 25, 2022
 
Art of Atlantic Canada (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: October 25, 2022
 
La belle province (Art of Quebec) (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: September 27, 2022
 
Prints, Photography & Multiples (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: September 27, 2022
 
Inuit & First Nations Art (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: September 27, 2022
 
Canadians at Home & Abroad (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: August 23, 2022
 
Prints & Works on Paper (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: August 23, 2022
 
Still Life & Figural Work (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: August 23, 2022
 
The Art of Barbara Mercer (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: August 23, 2022
 
Post-War & Contemporary Art (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: July 19, 2022
 
Cities & Towns (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: July 19, 2022
 
Art of Atlantic Canada (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: July 19, 2022
 
Spring Auction of International Art (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: June 28, 2022
 
From the Estate of Robert Markle (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: June 28, 2022
 
Spring Live Auction of Important Canadian Art
Sale Closed: June 15, 2022
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Historical Canadian Art (Online Auction)
Sale Closed: May 31, 2022
 

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