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Heffel Spring 2010 auction destined for Canadian fine art history

May 14, 2010

Bylot Island I by Lawren Harris, Heffel Fine Art Auction House on South Granville, VancouverOn May 26, 2010 Heffel Fine Art Auction House on South Granville (Canada’s National Fine Art Auction House) will host a two-session live auction expected to be one of the top 10 grossing auctions in Canadian fine art history. The auction, which features works from multiple prominent collectors including the Late Architect Arthur Erickson, is estimated to be worth between $12 to $15 million dollars.

Works featured in this auction will bring to the market important works by an impressive showcase of pivotal Canadian historical and Modernist/Impressionist artists such as the Group of Seven. The Fine Canadian Art session of the auction will include those by distinguished artists such as W.J. Phillips, Emily Carr, Helen McNicoll, Franklin Carmichael, Lawren Harris, EJ Hughes, Jack Shadbolt, Gordon Smith, A.Y. Jackson, Arthur Lismer, Killer Whale by Artist Bill Reid, Heffel Fine Art Auction House, South Granville, VancouverKathleen Morris, Tom Thomson and others.

Works of note on the block for this impressive auction consist of Bylot Island I by Lawren Harris (pictured above), The Sheep’s Nose, Bon Echo by Arthur Lismer, ten Emily Carr paintings as well as two small Klee Wyck pieces, a 1984 Bill Reid sculpture (pictured right), created as an intermediate size editioned work based on one of Reid’s best-known monumental works, the 5.5 metre bronze killer whale entitled Chief of the Undersea World, which is installed at the Vancouver Aquarium—222 works of art in total by some of Canada’s greatest artists.

There is no charge to attend the auction and a preview will be held at Heffel Vancouver, 2247 Granville Street on South Granville, beginning Saturday May 22 until Tuesday May 25 from 11 am – 6pm and on Wednesday May 26 from 10am – 12pm. The auction itself will take place at the Vancouver Convention Centre on May 26.

More information and an online version of the sale catalogues can be found at

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