888 Auctions’ September 27 Sale Featuring Modern Paintings, Fine Art & Asian Antiques

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  • September 19, 2018

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Lot 74: HENRI MATISSE French 1869-1954 Gouache/Paper
Lot 73: RENE MAGRITTE Belgian 1898-1967 Tempera and Oil

Richmond Hill, ON – 396 fresh to market items will be available to the highest bidder Thursday, September 27, 2018 with knowledgeable collectors and discerning buyers participating and competing against one another over a variety of quality items on display at 888 Auctions. With modern paintings, fine art and Asian antiques featuring heavily in the sale, there will be incredible interest in the items set to be offered to the highest bidder. 

The star piece of the auction features a gouache on paper featuring a figure attributed to Henri Matisse (French, 1869-1954) at lot 74. This work is expected to go higher than its high estimate of $4,000.

Another standout piece can be seen at Lot 93, featuring a tempera and oil on paper and attributed to Rene Magritte (Belgian, 1898-1967). Featuring a surrealist figure of the man in a hat and signed on the lower corner, this important piece is garnering significant interest in the catalog and expected to exceed its high estimate of $7,000.

Last but not least, lot 141 features a charming scene of nuns rendered on oil on board and signed by Carlo Canevari (Italian, 1922-1997). Featuring a surrealist composition portrait and signed on the lower left margin, this piece features a high estimate of $2,500.

Other modern art pieces can be found at the following lots:

Lot 29: Qi Bashi (Chinese, 1864-1957) Set of 12 Watercolor Scroll Set

Lot 42: Gustav Klimt (Austrian, 1862-1918) Pen & Ink on Paper

Lot 70: Charles Sheeler (American, 1883-1965) Architectural Work on Paper

Lot 99: Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987) Tempera on Paper
Lot 115: Vincent Van Gogh (Dutch, 1853-1890) Oil on Canvas Scene

Lot 127: Paul Gauguin (French, 1848-1903) Oil on Canvas Nude

Lot 151: Wassily Kandinsky (Russian, 1866-1944) Oil on Canvas

Lot 115: VINCENT VAN GOGH Dutch 1853-1890 OOC Scene


For auction previews, visit the gallery floor at 888 Auctions. The public viewing period is as follows: Monday, September 24 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday, September 25 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Wednesday, September 26, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and just before the auction on Thursday, September 27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  

888 Auctions continues to accept consignments on a rolling basis. With auctions taking place every other Thursday at the auction house, there are plenty of opportunities to sell rare and fresh-to-market items at 888 Auctions. Valuations and authentications are complimentary with no obligation to consign. Contact the auctioneers by phone 905-763-7201 or by email at info@888auctions.com to schedule an appointment with 888 Auctions.

The next scheduled auction and the first auction of the busy autumn season takes place Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. (EDT).

888 Auctions
15-280 West Beaver Creek Road
Richmond Hill, Canada
About 888 Auctions

888 Auctions provide consignors a friendly and professional venue to sell their Asian fine art and antique. 888 Auctions is located within the Greater Toronto Area at the heart of the largest Chinese communities of Richmond Hill, Markham and Scarborough. Connected to over five million buyers through Artfact, Live Auctioneers, and iCollector, 888 Auctions achieve the best prices possible. 888 Auctions consign over 1000 pieces of fine Asian art and antique monthly and provide live and online bidding, absentee bidding, as well as telephone bidding. Offering valuations based upon 50 years of experience in the Asian fine art world, our knowledgeable and multilingual staff can guide buyers and sellers through the simple steps to ensure ownership of a desired object or a successful sale of a prized possession.

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