Waddington's Presents Charles Bronfman's Claridge Collection: Part V & VI

TORONTO, ON, April 14, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Waddington's is honoured to present the final sessions of Charles Bronfman's Claridge Collection at auction on April 21, 2015 at its gallery in Toronto.

Probably the most distinctive corporate collection of Canadian art and design, the Claridge Collection was the passion of Charles Bronfman and his late wife Andrea, whose vision was to fill the office space of Claridge Inc. in Montreal with new Canadian art and crafts. The Collection was an eclectic mixture of fun and colourful, the best and the brightest – but not always the most well known. For every work by a 'name' – which included paintings by Toni Onley, Allen Sapp, David Bolduc and Denyse Thomasos; photographs from Edward Burtynsky and George Zimbel; ceramics by Vic Cicansky, Robin Hopper, Greg Payce and Walter Ostrom – the collection included works by artists with little or no wide recognition in Canada. Visionary and almost egalitarian, the collection was a true representation of what was being produced by artists and craftsmen from across the country at that time.

This is the final instalment in the series of auctions that Waddington's has conducted on behalf of the Collection and represents two auctions; Part V dedicated to Decorative Arts, and Part VI dedicated to Fine Art. As in all the previous Claridge Collection auctions, proceeds are directed to benefit Historica Canada (formerly the Historica Dominion Institute), for which Mr. Bronfman has been a long-time patron.

Stephen Ranger, Contemporary Art Specialist says, "The Claridge Collection has been distinguished by superb taste and respect for artists. We are proud to say that it has been an honour and privilege to conduct the Claridge Collection auctions on behalf of the Bronfman family."

Auction Highlights

Decorative Arts – April 21, 2015, 1:00 p.m.

Kevin Lockau

Logic Stripped Bare

Estimate: $12,000–15,000

Walter Ostram, O.C.

Flower Brick with Basket Decoration

Estimate: $1,000–1,200

Steve Heinemann, R.C.A.

Divided Florals

Estimate: $3,000–4,000

Fine Art – April 21, 2015, 7:00 p.m.

Greg Murdock

Seasons 1

Estimate: $3,000–5,000

Ulysse Comtois

Scène d'Atelier "Paysages"

Estimate: $5,000–6,000

Andrew Valko, R.C.A

Coming up through the Middle

Estimate: $3,000–5,000

Dates and Times

Live Auctions

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Decorative Arts – 1:00 p.m.

Fine Art – 7:00 p.m.

Public Preview

Saturday April 18, 2015

11 am to 5 pm

Sunday April 19, 2015

11 am to 5 pm

Monday April 20, 2015

10 am to 12 noon


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Toronto, Ontario M5A 1K2

About Waddington's

Canada's most diversified provider of auction services, Waddington's offers live and online auctions of fine art and collectibles across a broad spectrum of markets, including Asian, Canadian, Contemporary, Inuit and International art, Decorative arts and Jewellery. A full-service company with respected subject knowledge, Waddington's is also the leading expert on providing appraisal and downsizing services. Our international network of clients and contacts ensures we reach the broadest possible audiences.

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