Heffel's Top 10 Artists' Records

Heffel was established as an auction house in 1995 as a division of Heffel Gallery Limited. Since that time, we have established ourselves as the market leader. The following are the record sales in each category which have contributed to these results.

Paintings   Watercolours   Drawings   Prints   Sculptures  
  Sculptures

Record William Ronald (Bill) Reid sale

William Ronald (Bill) Reid
Killer Whale
bronze sculpture with brown patina
44 x 25 x 19in   111.8 x 63.5 x 48.3cm

Estimate: $400,000 ~ $600,000 CAD
Sold for: $1,180,000 CAD

Sale date: Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Record Unknown Heiltsuk Artist sale

Unknown Heiltsuk Artist
Heiltsuk Chair
carved and painted cedar wood sculpture
37 3/4 x 23 1/4 x 18in   95.9 x 59 x 45.7cm

Estimate: $80,000 ~ $100,000 CAD
Sold for: $247,800 CAD

Sale date: Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Record Michael James Aleck Snow sale

Michael James Aleck Snow
Sideway
lucite on aluminum, enamel on wood, steel brackets, nuts and bolts
73 x 30 x 21 3/4in   185.4 x 76.2 x 55.2cm

Estimate: $130,000 ~ $160,000 CAD
Sold for: $175,500 CAD

Sale date: Thursday, November 24, 2011

Record Joseph Hector Yvon (Joe) Fafard sale

Joseph Hector Yvon (Joe) Fafard
The Painter (van Gogh)
painted bronze sculpture
25 x 17 x 12in   63.5 x 43.2 x 30.5cm

Estimate: $30,000 ~ $50,000 CAD
Sold for: $94,400 CAD

Sale date: Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Record Louis-Philippe Hebért sale

Louis-Philippe Hebért
Algonquins
plaster sculpture
26 1/8 x 25 1/4 x 8 1/4in   66.3 x 64.1 x 21cm

Estimate: $15,000 ~ $20,000 CAD
Sold for: $63,250 CAD

Sale date: Friday, November 24, 2006

Record James (Jim) Hart sale

James (Jim) Hart
Totem
22k gold-plated bronze sculpture on a marble base
50 1/2 x 5 x 4in   128.3 x 12.7 x 10.2cm

Estimate: $25,000 ~ $35,000 CAD
Sold for: $53,100 CAD

Sale date: Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Record Jean Paul Riopelle sale

Jean Paul Riopelle
Hibou
bronze sculpture
11 3/4 x 8 1/2 x 6 1/2in   29.8 x 21.6 x 16.5cm

Estimate: $15,000 ~ $20,000 CAD
Sold for: $49,725 CAD

Sale date: Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Record Alfred Laliberté sale

Alfred Laliberté
Le violoneux
bronze sculpture
12 x 10in   30.5 x 25.4cm

Estimate: $15,000 ~ $18,000 CAD
Sold for: $43,125 CAD

Sale date: Thursday, May 25, 2006

Record William Hodd (Bill) McElcheran sale

William Hodd (Bill) McElcheran
Discussion
bronze sculpture
23 x 13 x 10in   58.4 x 33 x 25.4cm

Estimate: $12,000 ~ $16,000 CAD
Sold for: $41,300 CAD

Sale date: Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Record Early Haida Artist sale

Early Haida Artist
A Carved Ship Panel Pipe with a Euro-American Figure with Hand in Greeting Gesture, an Elaborate Cabin Structure with Two Windows, a Rosette, a Tiled Roof and a Euro-American Figure Holding an Offering
argillite relief carving
9 3/4 x 4in   24.8 x 10.2cm

Estimate: $10,000 ~ $15,000 CAD
Sold for: $32,175 CAD

Sale date: Thursday, November 26, 2009