June 9 – 23, 2020
Heffel Fine Art Auction House has partnered with Nicholas Metivier Gallery to host an online charity art auction to benefit Canadians impacted by the spread of COVID-19. 100% of sale proceeds from the auction will be donated to food centres providing emergency relief, with additional generous support provided by the RBC Foundation.
Nicholas Metivier Gallery. Courtesy of Nicholas Metivier Gallery
The charity auction takes place on Heffel’s Online Auction Partnerships (HO2) platform from June 9 – 23, 2020, includes 28 works donated by Nicholas Metivier Gallery and a group of well-known artists including Edward Burtynsky, Bobbie Burgers, John Hartman and others. According to presale estimates for the works, the auction is expected to raise between $170,000 and $230,000 to benefit the charities.
Edward Burtynsky, Grasses, Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada, 1981, chromogenic print, 39 x 49 inches, 5/9
“Canadian food banks are in desperate need of assistance to help those most vulnerable as a result of COVID-19, and demand has grown exponentially in recent months,” said Nicholas Metivier, Founder and Owner of Nicholas Metivier Gallery. “When we suggested the idea of an auction to support food banks, our artists responded with tremendous generosity and enthusiasm. We are also pleased to partner with Heffel and utilize their online auction platform to execute this important initiative.” To give interested buyers an opportunity to view the available works, the auction catalogue and virtual auction previews are available on Heffel’s website https://www.heffel.com/. Works are also available for preview by appointment at Nicholas Metivier Gallery (190 Richmond St E, Toronto,