Vendu–Sold is an annual contemporary art benefit auction created to ensure that Les éditions esse can continue to successfully promote and disseminate contemporary art on the international scene. It 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.
The 2017 Vendu–Sold auction, conducted by our auctioneer Patrick Masbourian, offered 42 artworks of exceptional quality chosen by a selection committee comprising the curator of the Hydro-Québec collection and president of Les éditions esse, Anne-Claude Bacon; the head of digital content development at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Julie Bélisle; the assistant for Collection Giverny Capital, Gabrielle Bouchard; the curator of contemporary art at the Musée d'art de Joliette, Anne-Marie St-Jean Aubre; and the director of Les éditions esse, Sylvette Babin.
Read the word from the our 2017 honorary president, Véronique Gaumond-Carignan, as well as the word from the director, Sylvette Babin.