Welcome to the current edition of our Collectors Choice: Spring, 2010. We are joining the "Technology Age" and going digital this time, but for those of you who just prefer the touch, feel, smell of paper, we are happy to send you hard copy images on request.
Art market reports this past season are, to say the least, confusing. Early reports of markets gone bust and late reports of hundred million dollar men (you needed both to acquire Giacometti’s “Walking Man”) have left most of us shaking our heads. Without a doubt, the auctions have been strong, although the volume is still relatively light compared to the heydays of the 07-08 seasons. However, pendulums swing, and there has never been a better time to use the services of an experienced art dealer who can edit, research and advise, all for one commission, usually somewhat less than the hefty 25-30% all inclusive commissions of auction houses. Many collectors, whether buying or selling, prefer the anonymity of a dealer acting in their interests.
This spring collection is diverse. Montréal is well represented by Paul Emile Borduas, Jean-Paul Riopelle, Charles Gagnon and Jean McEwen; Toronto by Jack Bush, Sorel Etrog, Paul Fournier (who has a new exhibition this spring), and K.M. Graham, (the successful introductory exhibition last November will be followed by an Arctic show); and the International- Helen Frankenthaler, Robert Motherwell, Jules Olitski, Boaz Vaadia, Zadok Ben David and the great master, Milton Avery.
Each work is a serious collectable, many from major collections, none of which will give you cause to regret not belonging to the hundred million club but are meant to remind one of the most important aspect of collecting – pleasure.
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