The Heffel Fine Art Auction House spring auction.

Brothers David and Robert Heffel have followed in the footsteps of their father, Kenneth Heffel, transforming the Canadian art business. Here, they selected eight key pieces to watch for when the gavel falls at their spring auction next month.

No small feat.

It’s possible you’ve never heard of Simon Beck. But after this, you won’t be able to forget him or his wintery creations. Beck makes snow art—intricate and precise drawings—in virgin snow with nothing but an expedition compass and a pair of snowshoes.

A fine balance.

The Salone Internazionale del Mobile furniture fair begins today in Milan. Tel Aviv-based designer Ron Gilad, who will showcase there, carves his place within the world of industrial design by questioning and challenging convention.

Edward Burtynsky at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

Examining Edward Burtynsky’s work is an exercise in truth and consequence. Whether you find evidence of environmental disruption or are simply stunned by the scale and force of Burtynsky’s work, you will eventually land somewhere in the realm of the artist’s message: we were there.

Choosing favourites.

The artistic tastes of Miami, not dissimilar to the city’s thermometers, tend to run high. The city is home to some world-class private art collections, amassed by a few individuals and curated largely by personal taste.

Celebrating our 15th anniversary.

Over the past 15 years, we have spoken with important artists of our time, who work in mediums ranging from illustration and painting to sculpture and bricolage, graffiti and mixed media.

Eyes wide open.

For Israeli-born artist Nir Hod, themes of beauty, loneliness, and narcissism—three of his favourite subjects—are constantly recurring in his work.