The Collectors Circle Auction in Support of Baycrest

The auction is offered online by Waddington’s November 28 to December 6.


Andy Warhol, ‘LADIES & GENTLEMEN’, 1975, Estimate: $15,000-$20,000


As 2020 draws to a close, Waddington’s is proud to partner with Baycrest Foundation to present The Collectors Circle Auction online from November 28 to December 6. Proceeds from the auction will raise urgently needed funds to help safeguard seniors and strengthen programs offered by Baycrest to reduce social isolation and enhance lives.

Involvement in the arts has been proven to improve mood, reduce social isolation and contribute to overall well-being. Research indicates that people who are physically active, cognitively stimulated and relatively free of anxiety might reduce their risk of dementia. With this in mind, The Collectors Circle Auction is thereby driven by the healing power of art.

About The Collectors Circle

In these times of increased isolation, it is even more imperative for Baycrest to offer the life enhancing stimulation provided by their arts programming. This very notion inspired the creation of The Collectors Circle, supporting and protecting seniors in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis.

Highlights of the auction include Inuit and Indigenous art from Gallery Gevik, Chanel & Yves Saint Laurent fashion items from Canadian online luxury website, classic Canadian art from Miriam Shiell Fine Art, contemporary abstracts from Gina Godfrey Gallery, international icons from Nikola Rukaj Gallery, as well as other exciting works from Beverley Abramson, Ian Leventhal, Pearl Litwin, Maureen McNeil, Samara Shuter and Peter Triantos. View the auction gallery.

Proceeds from the sale of all lots offered in The Collectors Circle auction will benefit Baycrest’s Safeguarding our Seniors (SOS) campaign.


Maureen McNeil, ‘A BEAUTIFUL LIFE’, 2020, Estimate: $900-$1,900

About Baycrest Foundation

Baycrest is a global leader in geriatric residential living, healthcare, research, innovation and education, with a special focus on brain health and aging. Baycrest has remained at the forefront of the fight to defeat dementia as the organization works to create a world where every older adult enjoys a life of purpose, inspiration and fulfilment.

These aspirations for Baycrest’s own patients and residents are enabled by therapeutic recreationists and their Department of Culture and Arts, which play a crucial role in supporting a holistic view of health and well-being that embraces spirituality, innovation and the arts.

Baycrest and Waddington’s understands that during these difficult times, not everyone is in a position to offer financial support and donate to various fundraising efforts. Another way to offer support is to share this messaging with your networks to help raise awareness about The Collectors Circle and Baycrest’s programming initiatives.

How to Browse and Bid

Bidding for The Collectors Circle Auction opens November 28 at 9 am ET and closes the evening of December 6 at 5 pm ET.

Please register to bid at In advance of bidding, be sure to read the specific Terms and Conditions of this auction.

To view the entire auction, we invite you to visit the virtual gallery to preview artwork and luxury fashions generously donated by galleries, collectors and well-known artists in the community.

Please note: all catalogue information and photographs for the lots featured in this auction have been provided by Baycrest. Should you have any questions about the works in the auction please contact Ian Leventhal at

About Waddington’s

Waddington’s is Canada’s most diversified provider of auction and appraisal services, specializing in Asian, Canadian, Inuit and Indigenous, International and Contemporary Art, as well as Decorative Arts & Design, Fine Jewellery and Fine Wine & Spirits.

Visit our website for updates regarding access to our offices. Our thanks for your understanding of the current circumstances.


For more information:
Tess McLean
Tel: 416.504.9100
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