A “gag” birthday gift turns out to be an exceedingly rare Tom Thomson painting.
Heffel’s fall 2016 collection will include an unprecedented additional live auction session featuring the single most valuable single-consignor collection ever to come to the Canadian block.
The Heffel Fine Art Auction House’s spring 2016 auction this May is a tribute to the seminal moments of both Canada’s art history and the careers of the artists who defined it.
The only auction house in Canada to produce separate catalogues for each of its two live auction sessions, Heffel has taken the occasion of its 20th birthday to become more globally inclusive.
He is an imposing figure, this walking man: fully six feet tall, naked, his stick-thin limbs disproportionately long, his metallic skin clearly showing the rough handiwork of his creator.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: How the Heffel brothers have transformed the Canadian art business.
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.