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 Tom Thomson, Spring, Algonquin Park
Lot #19
TOM THOMSON
Spring, Algonquin Park

oil on board
artist estate stamp lower right; catalogue raisonné no. 1914.45
8.5 x 10.5 in ( 21.6 x 26.7 cm )

Auction Estimate: $900,000.00$700,000.00 - $900,000.00

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Marcelle Ferron, Arbre du Ténéré, 1962
Lot #15
MARCELLE FERRON
Arbre du Ténéré, 1962

oil on canvas
signed lower left; titled "L'Arbre du Ténare" [sic] and dated 1962 (twice) on the stretcher
63.75 x 51 in ( 161.9 x 129.5 cm )

Auction Estimate: $500,000.00$300,000.00 - $500,000.00

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Lawren Stewart Harris, Untitled (Abstract Painting #173), circa 1958
Lot #30
LAWREN STEWART HARRIS
Untitled (Abstract Painting #173), circa 1958

oil on canvas
numbered 173 upon the “Lawren Harris LSH Holdings Ltd.” stamp on the reverse and inscribed (twice) “F106”
65 x 42 in ( 165.1 x 106.7 cm )

Auction Estimate: $400,000.00$300,000.00 - $400,000.00

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Lawren Stewart Harris, Autumn Leaves
Lot #16
LAWREN STEWART HARRIS
Autumn Leaves

oil on canvas
signed with initials and dated 1910 lower right
25 x 20 in ( 63.5 x 50.8 cm )

Auction Estimate: $400,000.00$300,000.00 - $400,000.00

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Jack Hamilton Bush, Zheeg
Lot #14
JACK HAMILTON BUSH
Zheeg

acrylic on canvas
signed, titled, dated “Feb. 1975” and inscribed “Toronto” and “acrylic polymer W.B.” on the reverse
80.5 x 37.5 in ( 204.5 x 95.3 cm )

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

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 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 Jack Hamilton Bush, Bas Continuo #1
Lot #43
JACK HAMILTON BUSH
Bas Continuo #1

acrylic polymer on canvas
signed, titled, dated “May 1976” and inscribed “Toronto” on the reverse
49.25 x 54.25 in ( 125.1 x 137.8 cm )

Auction Estimate: $225,000.00$175,000.00 - $225,000.00

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Emily Carr, Two Totems
Lot #5
EMILY CARR
Two Totems

oil on board
artist estate stamp lower left
16.25 x 13.75 in ( 41.3 x 34.9 cm )

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

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 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 Marcelle Ferron, Sans titre
Lot #26
MARCELLE FERRON
Sans titre

oil on canvas
signed and dated 1961 lower left
32 x 39.25 in ( 81.3 x 99.7 cm )

Auction Estimate: $150,000.00$120,000.00 - $150,000.00

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Jean Paul Riopelle, Ysoldus
Lot #13
JEAN PAUL RIOPELLE
Ysoldus

oil on canvas
signed and dated 1962 lower right; catalogue raisonné no. 1962.066H.1962
15 x 18 in ( 38.1 x 45.7 cm )

Auction Estimate: $150,000.00$100,000.00 - $150,000.00

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

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 Cornelius Krieghoff, A Trip to Town
Lot #31
CORNELIUS KRIEGHOFF
A Trip to Town

oil on canvas
signed and dated 1861 lower right
13.25 x 18 in ( 33.7 x 45.7 cm ) ( oval )

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

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Jean Paul Riopelle, Sans titre
Lot #27
JEAN PAUL RIOPELLE
Sans titre

oil on canvas
signed with initial lower right; signed on the reverse; catalogue raisonné no. 1978.083H.1978
10.5 x 16.25 in ( 26.7 x 41.3 cm )

Auction Estimate: $120,000.00$90,000.00 - $120,000.00

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by William Kurelek, Family Building Stack
Lot #48
WILLIAM KURELEK
Family Building Stack

mixed media on board
signed with monogram and dated 1969 lower right; titled to a gallery label on the reverse
24 x 30.75 in ( 61 x 78.1 cm )

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

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Alexander Young Jackson, North Shore, Quebec
Lot #8
ALEXANDER YOUNG JACKSON
North Shore, Quebec

oil on canvas
signed lower right
22.25 x 26.25 in ( 56.5 x 66.7 cm )

Auction Estimate: $100,000.00$80,000.00 - $100,000.00

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Lawren Stewart Harris, Colin Range (Canadian Rockies)
Lot #55
LAWREN STEWART HARRIS
Colin Range (Canadian Rockies)

oil on board
inscribed “New Panels 10” on the reverse
10.5 x 13.75 in ( 26.7 x 34.9 cm )

Auction Estimate: $90,000.00$70,000.00 - $90,000.00

Sale Date: May 30th 2024

Artwork by Alfred Joseph Casson, October Afternoon-Bancroft
Lot #4
ALFRED JOSEPH CASSON
October Afternoon-Bancroft

oil on canvas
signed lower right; signed, titled and dated on the artist’s label on the reverse
30 x 37 in ( 76.2 x 94 cm )

Auction Estimate: $90,000.00$70,000.00 - $90,000.00

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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