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Fairmont Chateau Whistler


THE LIVE AUCTION

Featuring outstanding art, one-of-a-kind art excursions, and luxury packages containing dream destinations to signature international properties, including:

LOT 1
A Bentley Break: Weekending Well at The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Courtesy of MCL Motor Cars and The Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort Estimated Value: $8,000

Step One: Accept the key to one of the world’s finest luxury automobiles with a three day loan courtesy of Dilawri's MCL Motor Cars, BC’s exclusive Bentley dealer. Step Two: Travel in refined comfort and style up the Sea to Sky Highway, one of North America’s most beautiful drives. Step Three: Relax! You and a guest will enjoy three nights of unparalleled luxury in a Gold Executive Suite at The Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort, a classically elegant, award-winning Whistler hotel. Included are a three-course dinner with wine pairings in the Grill Room, two relaxing spa treatments at Whistler Vida Spa and two rounds of golf for two at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club.
Note: Offer is limited to 500 km within British Columbia. Model availability dependent on inventory. Two weeks advance reservation preferred. Driver must be at least 21 years of age and have a valid drivers licence. Offer valid through September 15, 2013.

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Hawksworth Restaurant

LOT 2
A Private Salon Evening:
A Hawksworth Dinner for 12 and Private Gallery Tour

Courtesy of Hawksworth Restaurant, Tantalus Vineyards
and the Vancouver Art Gallery
Estimated Value: $4,750

Combine a private guided exhibition tour of Grand Hotel, award-winning Tantalus wines, a four-course private dinner at Hawksworth Restaurant-Vancouver’s renowned restaurant for west coast contemporary cuisine-and the company of Chef David Hawksworth, Gallery Director Kathleen Bartels, renowned architect and artist Richard Henriquez and exhibition curator Bruce Grenville. The result? An experience you will never forget. The successful bidder and 11 of his or her guests will enjoy this exclusive night of art, a menu custom designed and prepared by Chef David Hawksworth, outstanding wines and conversation with friends, created exclusively for the Grand Hotel Gala.
Note: Event to be held prior to September 15, 2013; subject to availability.

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The Egg Chair

LOT 3
The Egg™: Arne Jacobsen’s Whimsical Chair
Courtesy of Inform Interiors, Vancouver
Estimated Value: $15,500

International designer Arne Jacobsen originally created the Egg Chair in 1958. He envisioned a perfect seat for the lobby and rooms of SAS Royal Hotel, Copenhagen, where he designed every aspect of the signature property, from the building to the cutlery. The commission to design each element of the hotel building, as well as the furniture, was Jacobsen’s grand opportunity to put his theories of integrated design and architecture into practice. The Egg is one of the triumphs of Jacobsen’s total design − a sculptural contrast to the building’s almost exclusively vertical and horizontal surfaces. Manufactured by Fritz Hansen, Copenhagen and handcrafted from the original fabric, the chair is itself a work of art.
Note: ‘The Egg’ is currently featured in the exhibition Grand Hotel: Redesigning Modern Life. Successful bidder may take possession of the work following the close of the exhibition on September 15, 2013.

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The Savoy, London

LOT 4
For the Collector-London Lavishly:
The Savoy Hotel and Frieze Art Fair 2013

Courtesy of The Savoy, London, Bruce Munro Wright and 360 Destinations Group Limited
Estimated Value: $22,000 (including round-trip business class airfare for two)

Follow in the footsteps of Sir Winston Churchill, Maria Callas and Claude Monet as you experience The Savoy, a Fairmont Hotel, the legendary property on the River Thames. This art-lovers dream includes two round-trip, business class tickets on Air Canada, a three night stay for two in a Savoy Deluxe Guestroom, daily English Breakfast, two VIP passes to London’s Frieze Art Fair 2013−featuring more than 1,000 of the world’s leading artists−Frieze Projects, the fair’s unique and critically acclaimed program of artist commissions, as well as a VIP tour of Tate Gallery. Depart and arrive at your leisure with limousine service to and from Vancouver International Airport, courtesy 360 Destinations Group Limited.

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Chef Nathan

LOT 5
Très Chic: Louis Vuitton, Haute Cuisine
and Private Guided Exhibition Tour

Courtesy of Louis Vuitton, The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver and Le Vieux Pin Winery
Estimated Value: $4,500

On a warm summer night, meet 11 of your friends at the Vancouver Art Gallery for an exclusive private guided exhibition tour with Bruce Grenville, co-curator of Grand Hotel: Redesigning Modern Life. Adjourn to Louis Vuitton, the city’s ultimate luxury boutique at The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, and revel in a five-course dinner prepared exclusively for your pleasure by Chef Nathan, paired with signature wines from Le Vieux Pin Winery, as you preview Vuitton’s hard-sided accessories collection. An outstanding exhibition, an outstanding meal, exceptional wines and high fashion---what could be better?
Note: Event to be held prior to September 15, 2013; subject to availability.

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Ian Wallace

LOT 6
Ian Wallace
Hotel de Nice (December 3, 2009) II, 2011
photolaminate, acrylic on canvas
36” x 36”


Donated by: Ian Wallace. Courtesy of: Catriona Jeffries Gallery
Estimated Value: $30,000
Reserve: $25,000

Internationally renowned Vancouver artist Ian Wallace is one of the giants of photoconceptualism and was instrumental in the development of what is informally known as the “Vancouver School.” This classic work from his Hotel series documents the artist at work at a Paris hotel. The photograph is flanked on either side by a band of solid colour that refers to the monochrome, one of the principle tenets of abstract art and exemplary of the artist’s complex photolaminate canvases. Ian Wallace’s work has been exhibited around the world, including the major 2012 exhibition Ian Wallace: At the Intersection of Painting and Photography at the Vancouver Art Gallery, and is held in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, New York, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, as well as the Vancouver Art Gallery.

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Fours Seasons Hong Kong

LOT 7
Paradise Found: Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong
Courtesy of Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong and 360 Destinations Group Limited
Estimated Value: $21,550
Reserve: $15,000

Indulge in opulence at the Four Seasons Hong Kong, the city’s premier property on Hong Kong Island in the heart of the central district, offering spectacular views of Victoria Harbour. Your sojourn in one of the world’s most exciting cities begins with round-trip, business class tickets for two aboard Air Canada. Enjoy your stay in the city where old and new worlds intermingle in a Four Seasons Deluxe Harbour View room, inclusive of a daily breakfast, and experience the city’s superb art through private tours of its galleries and museums. Begin and end your vacation in comfort with limousine service to and from Vancouver International Airport, courtesy of 360 Destinations Group Limited.

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Richard Hutton

LOT 8
Richard Hutten: Llayers Llove Hotel, Room 307, Tokyo
Courtesy of Richard Hutten
Estimated Value: $65,000

This exceptional Grand Hotel Gala auction offering includes the bed and carpet in this unique and historic work, which is currently featured in the exhibition Grand Hotel: Redesigning Modern Life. Originally commissioned by the Lloyd Hotel for the Llove Hotel, Tokyo, Japan, 2010 and curated by Suzanne Oxenaar of the Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy in Amsterdam, the Llove Hotel in Daikanyama, Tokyo consisted of a temporary installation of 14 guest rooms, a café and a shop created by Dutch and Japanese designers. Available for overnight stays during one month in 2010, the guest rooms followed the theme “Still in Love,” each offering a unique experience. Internationally renowned designer Richard Hutten created Room 307 as an emotional journey, with the carpet tiles and wallpapered layers of tape representing the different moods and functions of the hotel room. The “Princess on the Pea” bed, the only object in the room, serves both sleeping and storage functions (a table is tucked into the layers). Being an object of display, the installation also comments on the interface between public and private inherent in the hotel space. Note: Successful bidder may take possession of the work following the close of the exhibition on September 15, 2013.

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The Carlyle, New York

LOT 9
Timeless Classics: The Carlyle and the Art of New York
Courtesy of The Carlyle, New York and Tiffany & Co.
Estimated Value: $13,000 (including round-trip business class airfare for two)
Breakfast at Tiffany: Priceless

What could be better than autumn in New York and the finest contemporary art in the world? Experience luxurious accommodations for four nights at The Carlyle, a true New York City landmark brilliantly positioned on Madison Avenue overlooking Central Park. The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel, has been called home by leaders in world affairs, business and society since its debut in 1930. This premium package includes four nights accommodation for two in a premier room October 8 - 11, 2013. This ultimate New York art experience also features VIP tours of MoMA, the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art and New York’s finest private galleries. This dream package also includes Breakfast at Tiffany, hosted in the exclusive Tiffany Salon, at the Fifth Avenue flagship store. Following this gracious start to the day, you will tour Tiffany’s jewelry workshop, where master designers hand craft the world’s most exquisite diamond and gemstone jewels. It’s a unique experience, designed with the glamour that inspired Holly Golightly to famously say of Tiffany & Co., "Nothing very bad could happen to you there."

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Gordon Smith

LOT 10
Gordon Smith
Van Dusen Reflections, 2013
acrylic on canvas
39” x 72”


Donated by Gordon Smith. Courtesy of Equinox Gallery, Vancouver Artgallery
Estimated value: $47,000

Beloved Vancouver artist Gordon Smith has been exhibiting his work internationally for more than 50 years. He studied at the Vancouver School of Art under Jack Shadbolt and Charles H. Scott, later teaching at the school from 1945 to 1954, and at the University of British Columbia from 1954 to 1982. He paints works that bridge the gap between pure abstraction and representation. Among his many honors, he was appointed to the Order of Canada in 1996, the Order of British Columbia in 2000, and was a 2009 recipient of the Governor General’s Award, Visual and Media Arts. His work is held in every major collection in Canada, as well as in the collections of many international museums, including The Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C. and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

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Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa

LOT 11
Fantasy Finale: A Private Jet, Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco and Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa.
Courtesy of Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco, Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa and Mr. Jeff Stibbard
Estimated Value: $20,000

Revel in the ultimate weekend getaway. It all begins with private jet travel for four from Vancouver to San Francisco, a two-night stay at the magnificent Four Seasons San Francisco—the incomparable oasis in the heart of San Francisco near Union Square—followed by two nights at The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn in Napa Valley, the ultimate Wine Country destination, with natural mineral hot springs, Willow Stream Spa, and the championship Sonoma Golf Course. The experience is made complete with private museum tours of SFMOMA and The DeYoung, VIP wine tours, private car service to and from YVR, and more.