Curious about how auctions work? Join Waddington’s specialists, Linda Rodeck, Vice President, and Stephen Ranger, Vice President of Business Development and Senior Specialist, for an interactive discussion at the Auction House. They will explain that if you know how to go about it, purchasing and selling art at auction can be accessible, affordable, personal and fun. The talk will conclude with a tour of the Spring Sale Preview.
This discussion will take place on Wednesday, May 24th at Waddington’s on 275 King Street East, 2nd Floor, Toronto. This session features a reception from 6-7pm and an interactive discussion from 7-8pm. Attendance is limited so reserve your seat now before they are filled!
“Buying and Selling Fine Art at Auction” is part of the Know Your Options Series.
Canadian art specialist, Linda Rodeck, is Vice President, Waddington’s Fine Art, and directs the Canadian Art department’s seasonal Live Catalogue Auctions and twice-yearly Select Online Auctions. Ms Rodeck’s 25+ year career highlights include Managing Director of Sotheby’s Canada, senior positions with Joyner Fine Art and Joyner Waddington’s, as well as managing her own private art consultancy.
Ms Rodeck believes deeply in community engagement and the unique role that art plays in enhancing our lives and clarifying our understanding of the world in which we live. She has served on the boards of Bloorview Kids Rehab (now Holland Bloorview), a major Ontario art gallery, the Niagara-on-the-Lake Historical Society & Museum, and currently serves on the board of an independent school in the Eastern Townships of Quebec. As a champion of Canadian art and Canadian history, she has raised funds and chaired dinners and galas in support of various institutions.
Ms Rodeck is highly regarded in the art sector and is regularly invited to address various communities including visitors to the Toronto Art Fair, OCADU students, alumni organizations, and various industry and business associations.
Stephen Ranger is Vice President of Business Development and Senior Specialist, Concrete Contemporary Canadian Art. An industry leader and recognized specialist, Stephen Ranger has worked in the art and auction business for 25 years as an auctioneer, appraiser and consultant. Stephen pioneered the sale of Fine and Rare Wine at auction in Canada by forming a partnership with the LCBO in 2001, a venture that has gone on to realize over 25 million dollars in sales at auction. Stephen has been involved in some of the highest grossing auctions of Canadian art in the last decade with sales of over 100 million dollars. In addition, he contributes his time to over 20 charitable and fundraising auctions each year netting over 2 million dollars for community causes.
Stephen’s appraisal clients include OCAD University, the Royal Ontario Museum, York University and a host of other institutional and private clients. Stephen was educated at the University of Toronto and has been a regular lecturer at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London, and the Royal Ontario Museum and is a frequent commentator on the art market for the national media.