16th Annual C Magazine Contemporary Art Auction


16th Annual C Magazine Contemporary Art Auction

Online Auction
June 3—16, 2020

Preview Catalogue

Opens Wednesday, June 3, 6 PM EST
Closes Tuesday, June 16, 8 PM EST

Register at onlineauctions.waddingtons.ca
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Please note these differ from Waddington’s own

The first 15 bidders will receive the Gattuso Edition

The Gattuso Edition Rag bag by Anne Low is a daisy-shaped extruded stump made out of walnut that comes out of the wall on an angle. Nailed on to the end of the daisy are layers of hand woven and hand dyed silk and stamped paper, sourced from Low’s archive. The Gattuso Edition is generously supported by La Fondation Emmanuelle Gattuso.

Early bidders help support the artists and champion C Magazine! Join us on Wednesday, June 3rd at 6pm EST to bid online. We’ll also be streaming live during the launch, so you can ask about anything related to the auction! 6-9 PM EST at auction.cmagazine.com/ama

The 16th Annual C Magazine Contemporary Art Auction features artworks generously donated by artists whose work reflects C Magazine’s mandate to provide a vital international forum devoted to the advancement of important conversations in contemporary art, led by Canadians. Funds raised at the C Magazine Contemporary Art Auction will directly support the publication of C Magazine and the presentation of related educational programming. C Magazine commissions more than 120 artists, writers and thinkers each year, and presents the work of hundreds more.

With works by Ibrahim Abusitta, Lois Andison, Raymonde April, Sonny Assu, Ghazaleh Avarzamani, Omar Badrin, Trevor Baird, Jeff Bierk, Diane Borsato with JP King, Vanessa Brown, Paul Butler, Mark Clintberg, Jane Corrigan, Brandon Dalmer, Brett Despotovich, Brenda Draney, Michael Dumontier, Azadeh Elmizadeh, Embassy of Imagination (EOI), Scott Everingham, Sameer Farooq, nichola feldman-kiss, Brendan Flanagan, Dominique Fung, Ella Gonzales, Heather Goodchild, Rodney Graham, Claire Greenshaw, Maggie Groat, Maureen Gruben Meghan Harder, Alexa Hatanaka, Stefan Herda, Antonia Hirsch, Patrick Howlett, Lili Huston-Herterich, Luis Jacob, Kablusiak, Laurie Kang, Parker Kay, Jean-Paul Kelly, Alexia Laferté Coutu, Eli Langer, Khan Lee, Katie Lyle, Qavavau Manumie, Caroline Monnet, Caroline Mousseau, Jennifer Murphy, Shelley Niro, Robert O’Halloran, Emmanuel Osahor, Nick Ostoff, Luke Painter, Roula Partheniou, Ed Pien, Birthe Piontek, Geoffrey Pugen, Elise Rasmussen, Kelly Richardson, Scott Rogers, Claire Scherzinger, Brittany Shepherd, Fin Simonetti, Dana Slijboom, Derek Sullivan, Orest Tataryn, Erdem Taşdelen, Alex Tedlie-Stursberg, Patrick Thompson, Haley Uyeda, Justin Waddell, Ben Walmsley, Syrus Marcus Ware, Shaheer Zazai


Gattuso Edition
Rag bag
Anne Low
Hand woven and hand dyed silk, ink on rice paper, copper, walnut
4 × 4.5 × 2”
Edition of 50, varied

The Gattuso Edition Rag bag by Anne Low, is a gift to the first 15 bidders on June 3, 6pm EST.

Anne Low is based in Montréal, Canada. Her practice includes sculpture, installation, textiles and printmaking to investigate how particular expressive forms are able to unhinge themselves from historical contingency and speak to contemporary subjects such as the domestic, the decorative, utility and taste. Her works speak to wider narratives around the impulse to individuate object and self and how the impulse to decorate is a desire that extends through history. Recent solo exhibitions include Bletting, Franz Kaka, Toronto (2019), Chair for a woman, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver (2019), Paperstainer, Mercer Union, Toronto (2018); A wall as a table with candlestick legs, Tensta Konstall, Stockholm (2018) and Witch with Comb, Artspeak, Vancouver (2017). Recent group exhibitions include Art Encounters Biennial, Timisoara (2019), Sobey Art Award, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton (2019); Soon Enough – Art in Action, Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm (2018); Separation Penetrates, Mercer Union, Toronto (2017); Dream Islands, Nanaimo Art Gallery (2017); Ambivalent Pleasures, Vancouver Art Gallery (2016) and Reading the Line, The Western Front, Vancouver (2015). Her collaboration with Evan Calder Williams, The Fine Line of Deviation, has been exhibited at Mercer Union, Toronto (2018) and Issue Project Room, New York (2016).

The Terms and Conditions of the C Magazine Online auction differs from those of our auction host, Waddingtons (onlineauctions.waddingtons.ca). For the C Magazine Auction, a buyer’s premium of 10% will be added to your invoice. No HST is applicable. C Magazine will provide shipping and delivery options, and their cost will be added to your invoice. C Magazine will invoice you directly at the email you register on Waddingtons. Please review the full Terms & Conditions carefully.

This year’s auction is presented with the generous support of La Fondation Emmanuelle Gattuso for the Gattuso Edition and as Artists’ Sponsor, auction sponsor Waddington’s Auctioneers and Appraisers, framing sponsor Superframe, Museumpros Art Services for storage and delivery and Toronto Image Works for production.


Charitable tax receipts are issued for donations and auction art purchases in excess of their market value by C The Visual Arts Foundation (charitable no. 88643 1162). Participating artists will also receive a portion of the sales.

Questions? Please contact Kate auction@cmagazine.com

C Magazine, established in 1984, is a contemporary art and criticism periodical that functions as a forum for significant ideas in art and its contexts. Each quarterly print issue explores a theme that is singularly engaged with emerging and prevailing perspectives through original art writing, criticism and artists’ projects. Our content focuses on the activities of contemporary art practitioners residing in Canada and Canadian practitioners living abroad—with an emphasis on those from Black, Indigenous, diasporic and other equity-seeking communities—as well as on international practices and dialogues. We are committed to facilitating meaningful, pluralistic, interdisciplinary, historically-engaged and imaginative conversations about art. C Magazine acknowledges the financial assistance of the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council. The Ontario Arts Council is an agency of the Government of Ontario. We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Periodical Fund (CPF) for our publishing activities. PHOTO: Lisa Kannakko

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