About the Auction

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Bidding opens Monday, February 12, 2024
Bidding closes Sunday, February 25, 2024

Border Crossings is mounting a special art auction in February 2024. We are calling it a / Cross Canada Fundraising Auction in recognition of the broad range of contributing artists and the breadth the magazine has reflected in the course of its over forty years of publishing. All the artists on this illustrious list have appeared on the magazine’s pages and represent just some of the senior, mid-career and emerging artists with whom we have engaged in our decades-long history. Selected for this benefit event are artists whose work we have published, but long-time readers are familiar with our active practice of crossing geographic borders to look at relevant contemporary art well beyond.

In our 42nd year of publishing we are recognizing the generous response of the 53 artists included in this special event. We are reading the ready generosity of the artists as a tribute to Border Crossings and its role in the ongoing dialogue and query which is contemporary art. Please join us, the artists and their galleries. We are looking for the same generosity in your bidding on these significant art works as the artists have shown in their giving, all in support of the ongoing operations of Border Crossings.

The full list of artists whose work is being offered for purchase is above on Waddington’s website, all the works are accompanied by a thorough biography of each artist and a description of the works being offered.

Border Crossings is itself a geography, and published in Winnipeg— we are at Canada’s geographic centre. Now well into its fourth decade of publishing, the magazine has become something of a legend for its range, thoroughness, engagement with artists — their work and their words — and for its currency. We look out across the wide spaces of the prairies and have a clear vision and sighting on topics that are relevant, current and at the same time, of substantial and enduring interest. Border Crossings appears all over the world, from Korea to Chicago, from Halifax to Norway, from Montreal to LA and from New York to Paris and London. Readers order the magazine from literally all over the world. So, we can say, we are a geography of terrain and a geography of ideas because, in the magazine there are few borders and where they turn up, they are meant to be crossed — which we do.

We have always aspired to reciprocate the care and generosity of the artists and writers in our pages, and indicate our valuing you, our readers. Many thanks to the artists — our friends and colleagues — who have generously contributed to this auction, and to their galleries.

We are especially indebted to Waddington’s. It has been our pleasure to work together once again.

Border Crossings would like to thank Waddington’s, all of the participating artists, and the following galleries for their generous support.

Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles
Birch Contemporary, Toronto
Blouin Division, Montréal and Toronto
Bradley Ertaskiran, Montréal
Clint Roenisch Gallery, Toronto
Corkin Gallery, Toronto
David Zwirner, New York, Los Angeles, London, Paris and Hong Kong
The Estate of Cliff Eyland, Winnipeg
Equinox Gallery, Vancouver
Galerie Françoise Paviot, Paris
Franz Kaka, Toronto
General Hardware, Toronto
Georgia Scherman Projects, Toronto
Hunt Gallery, Toronto
Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York
Galerie Maurits van de Laar, The Hague
Mayberry Fine Art, Winnipeg and Toronto
McBride Contemporain, Montréal
Mfc_Michele Didier, Paris
Michael Gibson Gallery, London, Ontario
Monte Clark, Vancouver
Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto
Night Gallery, Los Angeles
Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto
Patel Brown, Toronto and Montréal
Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary
Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto
Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain, Montréal
Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, California
Simon Bentley Fine Art, Toronto
Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto
TrépanierBaer, Calgary
Victoria Miro, London and Venice
VivianeArt, Calgary
Wilding Cran Gallery, Los Angeles
Yossi Milo Gallery, New York