As one of Canada’s premier auction houses that continues to develop its focus toward all periods, schools, movements and aspects of Canadian art, Consignor Canadian Fine Art is pleased to announce its first auction of Canadian contemporary art. Consignor partnered with renowned Toronto-based artist Jay Isaac to consult and advise on the overall mandate and vision of the sale, to further its commitment to creating a market for contemporary artists beyond the gallery realm and presiding institutions.
Consignor’s first Contemporary Canadian Art Auction will be open for bidding from September 19–26, online at consignor.ca. Live previews take place beginning September 17 at the Consignor Canadian Fine Art gallery (326 Dundas Street West—across from the Art Gallery of Ontario).
Jay Isaac was pivotal in curating and securing works from private collections for the sale. As someone who has been active in the Canadian art community for over 20 years, his knowledge and involvement in many aspects of the contemporary Canadian art world has allowed him to bring together a concise and deliberate offering of works from some of Canada’s most important and widely collected artists.
“My interest in organizing and participating in alternative systems of dissemination for Canadian contemporary art is based on need,” said Isaac. “The need for the diverse and multifaceted contemporary art of Canada to be engaged with critically, socially and commercially by wider audiences.”