Spring Live Auction - Session 1

You are viewing artwork included in Session 1 of the Cowley Abbott Spring Live Auction of Important Canadian Art, taking place on Thursday, May 30th at Toronto's Globe & Mail Centre. In-Person, Absentee, Telephone and Real-Time Online Bidding is available to collectors for participation in this auction. Purchased artwork is subject to the 20% Buyer's Premium (21% if purchased via Auction Mobility's interface) and applicable taxes. Further details regarding buying with Cowley Abbott can be found by referring to our Conditions of Sale and the "How to Purchase" page.

The first session of the Spring Live Auction presents an exciting selection of work by Canadian and international artists, with many making their auction debut with Cowley Abbott this season. Entrusted to our team by national and international private collectors, estates, corporations and trade clients, these artworks were acquired through private channels, at auction, from commercial galleries or from the artists directly.

Artwork by James Edward Hervey MacDonald, Surf of Fishing Boats, Barbados
Lot #61
JAMES EDWARD HERVEY MACDONALD
Surf of Fishing Boats, Barbados

oil on board
signed with initials and dated 1932 lower left; signed, titled and dated 1932 on the reverse
8.5 x 10.5 in ( 21.6 x 26.7 cm )

Auction Estimate: $20,000.00$15,000.00 - $20,000.00

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Alfred Joseph Casson, Schoolhouse at Halfway Lake
Lot #62
ALFRED JOSEPH CASSON
Schoolhouse at Halfway Lake

oil on board
signed lower right; signed and titled twice on the reverse
12 x 15 in ( 30.5 x 38.1 cm )

Auction Estimate: $30,000.00$20,000.00 - $30,000.00

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Franklin Carmichael, La Cloche Landscape
Lot #63
FRANKLIN CARMICHAEL
La Cloche Landscape

watercolour and graphite
signed and dated 1939 lower right
11.5 x 13.25 in ( 29.2 x 33.7 cm ) ( sheet )

Auction Estimate: $40,000.00$30,000.00 - $40,000.00

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Arthur Henry Howard Heming, The Hunter’s Camp
Lot #64
ARTHUR HENRY HOWARD HEMING
The Hunter’s Camp

oil on canvas on board
signed and dated 1930 lower right; titled on partial exhibition label on the reverse
14.75 x 20 in ( 37.5 x 50.8 cm )

Auction Estimate: $10,000.00$8,000.00 - $10,000.00

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Maud Lewis, Two Oxen Hauling Logs
Lot #65
MAUD LEWIS
Two Oxen Hauling Logs

mixed media on board
signed lower right
11.5 x 13.25 in ( 29.2 x 33.7 cm )

Auction Estimate: $35,000.00$25,000.00 - $35,000.00

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Maud Lewis, The Old Schoolhouse
Lot #66
MAUD LEWIS
The Old Schoolhouse

mixed media on board
signed lower right
11.75 x 13.75 in ( 29.8 x 34.9 cm )

Auction Estimate: $35,000.00$25,000.00 - $35,000.00

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Ronald Langley Bloore, White Sun-Green Rim, 1960
Lot #67
RONALD LANGLEY BLOORE
White Sun-Green Rim, 1960

oil on board
48 x 48 in ( 121.9 x 121.9 cm )

Auction Estimate: $15,000.00$10,000.00 - $15,000.00

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by John Meredith, Bengal 1
Lot #68
JOHN MEREDITH
Bengal 1

oil on canvas
signed and dated 1962 lower right; signed, titled, and dated “July 62” on the stretcher
42 x 52 in ( 106.7 x 132.1 cm ) ( canvas )

Auction Estimate: $9,000.00$7,000.00 - $9,000.00

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by John Meredith, Untitled (Study for Bengal 1)
Lot #69
JOHN MEREDITH
Untitled (Study for Bengal 1)

oil on canvas
signed and dated 1962 lower right; signed, titled and dated “July 62” on the stretcher
11.5 x 18.5 in ( 29.2 x 47 cm )

Auction Estimate: $3,000.00$2,000.00 - $3,000.00

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Sybil Andrews, Wet Race Meeting
Lot #70
SYBIL ANDREWS
Wet Race Meeting

colour linocut
signed, titled and numbered 10/50 upper left
9.25 x 6.75 in ( 23.5 x 17.1 cm ) ( sight )

Auction Estimate: $30,000.00$20,000.00 - $30,000.00

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Jack Hamilton Bush, Low Sun
Lot #71
JACK HAMILTON BUSH
Low Sun

colour silkscreen
dated 1971 and inscribed “H.C.” and “PR 12” on the reverse
40.25 x 27.25 in ( 102.2 x 69.2 cm ) ( sheet )

Auction Estimate: $9,000.00$7,000.00 - $9,000.00

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by David Lloyd Blackwood, Fire Down on the Labrador
Lot #72
DAVID LLOYD BLACKWOOD
Fire Down on the Labrador

colour etching & aquatint
signed, titled, dated 1980, editioned “Artist’s Proof 10/10” and inscribed “Ed. 50” in the lower margin
31.5 x 19.75 in ( 80 x 50.2 cm ) ( plate size )

Auction Estimate: $80,000.00$60,000.00 - $80,000.00

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Kim Dorland, Parklife
Lot #73
KIM DORLAND
Parklife

oil, acrylic and spray paint on canvas
signed, titled and dated 2007 on the reverse; unframed
60 x 72 in ( 152.4 x 182.9 cm )

Auction Estimate: $30,000.00$20,000.00 - $30,000.00

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by William Perehudoff, AC-80-27
Lot #74
WILLIAM PEREHUDOFF
AC-80-27

acrylic on canvas
signed, titled and dated 1980 on the reverse
55 x 49.5 in ( 139.7 x 125.7 cm )

Auction Estimate: $30,000.00$20,000.00 - $30,000.00

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by William Kurelek, Death Fears Him Who Resists Her
Lot #75
WILLIAM KURELEK
Death Fears Him Who Resists Her

mixed media on board
signed upper left and titled in Cyrillic upper left
6.5 x 13.25 in ( 16.5 x 33.7 cm )

Auction Estimate: $30,000.00$20,000.00 - $30,000.00

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Andy Warhol, Mick Jagger (F&S II.144)
Lot #76
ANDY WARHOL
Mick Jagger (F&S II.144)

screenprint on arches aquarelle (rough) paper
signed by the artist, numbered 157/250 and signed by Mick Jagger in the lower margin; printed by Alexander Heinrici, New York; published by Seabird Editions, London, England with their inkstamp on the reverse
43.5 x 29 in ( 110.5 x 73.7 cm ) ( sheet )

Auction Estimate: $180,000.00$140,000.00 - $180,000.00

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Shepard Fairey, Obey Giant Star
Lot #77
SHEPARD FAIREY
Obey Giant Star

acrylic on canvas
signed and dated 1998 lower right; unframed
48 x 36 in ( 121.9 x 91.4 cm )

Auction Estimate: $85,000.00$65,000.00 - $85,000.00

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Theo Tobiasse, L'Homme qui danse possède une âme
Lot #78
THEO TOBIASSE
L'Homme qui danse possède une âme

oil on canvas
signed middle left and titled upper right
28.75 x 36.25 in ( 73 x 92.1 cm )

Auction Estimate: $16,000.00$12,000.00 - $16,000.00

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Agnes Martin, Untitled
Lot #79
AGNES MARTIN
Untitled

lithograph
signed lower right
11 x 11 in ( 27.9 x 27.9 cm ) ( sight )

Auction Estimate: $10,000.00$8,000.00 - $10,000.00

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by David Hockney, Celia (La Bergère) (from Eight Lithographs to Benefit the Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts, Inc. Portfolio) (Gemini 955)
Lot #80
DAVID HOCKNEY
Celia (La Bergère) (from Eight Lithographs to Benefit the Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts, Inc. Portfolio) (Gemini 955)

lithograph
signed, dated 1981 and numbered 8/50 in the lower margin with blindstamps; titled “Celia”, dated and numbered on a gallery label on the reverse; printed by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles; co-published by Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts, Inc., New York, and Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles
24 x 35 x 2.75 in ( 61 x 88.9 x 7 cm ) ( sheet )

Auction Estimate: $20,000.00$15,000.00 - $20,000.00

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Spring Live Auction

Session 1
Important Canadian & International Art
Lots 1-98
Thursday, May 30th at 7:00 EDT
The Globe & Mail Centre, 17th Floor
351 King Street East, Toronto
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Session 2
Select Important Collections
Lots 101-137
Thursday, May 30th, following Session 1
The Globe & Mail Centre, 17th Floor
351 King Street East, Toronto
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