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."
Decorative Arts – April 21, 2015, 1:00 p.m.
Logic Stripped Bare
Walter Ostram, O.C.
Flower Brick with Basket Decoration
Steve Heinemann, R.C.A.
Fine Art – April 21, 2015, 7:00 p.m.
Scène d'Atelier "Paysages"
Andrew Valko, R.C.A
Coming up through the Middle
Dates and Times
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Decorative Arts – 1:00 p.m.
Fine Art – 7:00 p.m.
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
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