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 William Kentridge, Drawing for the film "Medicine Chest"
Lot #81
WILLIAM KENTRIDGE
Drawing for the film "Medicine Chest"

charcoal and pastel on paper
signed lower right, with annotations in the top right; titled ‘Drawing from the Medicine Chest’ and dated 2000 on a label affixed to the reverse; further titled “Drawing from ‘Medicine Chest’ (Landscape)” on another label affixed to the reverse
46 x 31 in ( 116.8 x 78.7 cm ) ( sheet )

Auction Estimate: $120,000.00$80,000.00 - $120,000.00

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Liu Guosong, Echo in the Valley
Lot #82
LIU GUOSONG
Echo in the Valley

ink on paper
signed with the artist’s seal and dated 1965 centre left; titled twice on a label affixed to the reverse
29 x 51 in ( 73.7 x 129.5 cm ) ( image )

Auction Estimate: $60,000.00$40,000.00 - $60,000.00

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Fernando Botero, Woman
Lot #83
FERNANDO BOTERO
Woman

watercolour
signed and dated 2006 lower right
15.25 x 11.25 in ( 38.7 x 28.6 cm ) ( sight )

Auction Estimate: $50,000.00$30,000.00 - $50,000.00

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Henri Laurens (After), Femme
Lot #84
HENRI LAURENS (AFTER)
Femme

tapestry
signed in embroidery on the border on the reverse; manufactured by Modern Master Tapestries, from an edition commissioned by Marie Cuttoli, Paris and edited by Mybor; unframed
80.5 x 49 in ( 204.5 x 124.5 cm ) ( overall )

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

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Li Chen, Wisdom Bodhisattva and Fulfillment Bodhisattva
Lot #85
LI CHEN
Wisdom Bodhisattva and Fulfillment Bodhisattva

two bronze sculptures
each with the artist’s seal, signed, dated 2001 and numbered 2/8 rear hind leg
18 x 15 x 11 in ( 45.7 x 38.1 x 27.9 cm ) ( each overall )

Auction Estimate: $300,000.00$200,000.00 - $300,000.00

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Henry Moore, Upright Motive no. 4 (LH 381)
Lot #86
HENRY MOORE
Upright Motive no. 4 (LH 381)

green patinated bronze
Foundry Fiorini Limited, London, United Kingdom; from an edition of 9
12.5 x 2.25 x 3 cm ( ) ( overall, including base )

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

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Henry Moore, Upright Motive no. 6 (LH 384)
Lot #87
HENRY MOORE
Upright Motive no. 6 (LH 384)

green patinated bronze
Foundry Fiorini Limited, London, United Kingdom. From an edition of 9
12.5 x 2 x 2 cm ( ) ( overall, including base )

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

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by William Kentridge, from Procession (26)
Lot #88
WILLIAM KENTRIDGE
from Procession (26)

bronze
incised with initals and numbered 3/8 on the base
16 x 13.5 x 12.5 in ( 40.6 x 34.3 x 31.8 cm ) ( overall )

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

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Sir William Russell Flint, Salamanders, St-Tropez
Lot #89
SIR WILLIAM RUSSELL FLINT
Salamanders, St-Tropez

watercolour
signed lower right; signed and titled on the mat; titled “Two Figures Fishing” on a card affixed to the reverse
13 x 19.5 in ( 33 x 49.5 cm ) ( sight )

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

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Sir William Russell Flint, Young Girl in an Elegant Interior
Lot #90
SIR WILLIAM RUSSELL FLINT
Young Girl in an Elegant Interior

watercolour
signed lower right
19.5 x 26.25 in ( 49.5 x 66.7 cm ) ( sight )

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

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Sir William Russell Flint, Three Against One
Lot #91
SIR WILLIAM RUSSELL FLINT
Three Against One

watercolour
signed lower right; signed and titled on two cards affixed to the reverse
19.25 x 26.25 in ( 48.9 x 66.7 cm ) ( sight )

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

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Joan Miró, Souris rouge à la mantille (Dupin 751)
Lot #92
JOAN MIRÓ
Souris rouge à la mantille (Dupin 751)

colour aquatint
signed and numbered 7/50 in the lower margin; printed by Morsang and published by Maeght, Paris
44.5 x 29 in ( 113 x 73.7 cm ) ( plate size )

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

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Marc Chagall, Le Cirque (M. 527)
Lot #93
MARC CHAGALL
Le Cirque (M. 527)

colour lithograph on arches wove paper
signed lower right and numbered 18/24 lower left
20.25 x 14.75 in ( 51.4 x 37.5 cm ) ( sight )

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

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Stanley Boxer, ACRIDSWEETGLANCEDWHY
Lot #94
STANLEY BOXER
ACRIDSWEETGLANCEDWHY

oil on linen with pearlescent powder
signed, dated 6/1983 and inscribed "D5-83" on the reverse; titled and dated on the stretcher
46 x 62 in ( 116.8 x 157.5 cm )

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

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Ai Weiwei, Finger from the Ex-Votos Series
Lot #95
AI WEIWEI
Finger from the Ex-Votos Series

handcarved wood
this work is from an edition of unknown size of unique variants; included with the lot is the exhibition catalogue as well as a certificate of authenticity as issued
10.25 x 4.25 x 2.25 in ( 26 x 10.8 x 5.7 cm ) ( overall )

Auction Estimate: $12,000.00$9,000.00 - $12,000.00

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Sayed Haider Raza, L’église du village
Lot #96
SAYED HAIDER RAZA
L’église du village

oil on canvas
signed and dated 1958 upper right; inscribed “182” twice on the stretcher; titled on a gallery label on the frame on the reverse
21.5 x 18 in ( 54.6 x 45.7 cm )

Auction Estimate: $200,000.00$150,000.00 - $200,000.00

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Sayed Haider Raza, Temple Protestant
Lot #97
SAYED HAIDER RAZA
Temple Protestant

oil on canvas
signed and dated 1957 upper right; titled “Temple protestant” on the stretcher; inscribed RAZA "Temple Protestant / P185 - 58 / 25F” on a label on the stretcher; further titled “Protestant Church” on a gallery label on the frame on the reverse
25.5 x 31.75 in ( 64.8 x 80.6 cm )

Auction Estimate: $300,000.00$250,000.00 - $300,000.00

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Nicholas Nixon, The Brown Sisters (From The Brown Sisters Series)
Lot #98
NICHOLAS NIXON
The Brown Sisters (From The Brown Sisters Series)

43 gelatin silver prints
all signed, titled, variously dated and numbered from the editions of 50 and 60 respectively on the reverse and further titled, dated and numbered on a gallery label on the backing on the reverse
8 x 10 in ( 20.3 x 25.4 cm ) ( each image )

Auction Estimate: $350,000.00$250,000.00 - $350,000.00

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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