Vendu–Sold is an annual contemporary art benefit auction created to ensure that Les éditions Esse, a not-for-profit organization, can continue to successfully promote and disseminate contemporary art and artists on the Canadian and international scenes. Advised by a committee of experts, the auction offers collectors and art lovers the opportunity to acquire high-quality artworks by renowned and emerging Canadian artists while contributing to the development of Les éditions Esse. Part of the proceeds also goes to the participating artists.

Since its first edition in 2009, Vendu–Sold has become a much-anticipated occasion for collectors and the entire arts community. Les éditions Esse wishes to express its sincere gratitude to all participating artists and galleries for their generous support and collaboration to this event.

For the 2023 edition, Vendu–Sold took place virtually on the website of BYDealers Auction House, from November 9 to 19. An exhibition bringing together the 40 artworks was also be presented simultaneously at Projet Casa.

Discover here our honorary president, Simon Beaulieu, the members of the selection committee, and the word from the director, Sylvette Babin.