The Art of the Deal
The Art of the Deal
July 31, 2005
Leaning back in his leather-chaired office tucked away in his gallery on St. Mary's Road, the modestly suited David Loch looks more like an insurance broker than the man who bought Paul Kane's Scene from the Northwest for Lord Thomson for $5.0 million in 2002, the highest amount ever paid for a Canadian painting. This May, during the high-end spring auction season, he gained national attention for record-setting bids of more than $550,000 for an oil sketch of Mount Robson by Lawren Harris and $388,300 for the same artist's sketch of Clyde Inlet, Baffin Island. He also represents two of Winnipeg's best-known artists, Ivan Eyre and Leo Mol. Then there's the man's love of Pooh.
The Art of Salesmanship
The Art of Salesmanship
November 28, 2004
Toronto Star. Toronto, Ont.: Nov 28, 2004. pg. A.03 by Andrew Mills By the time lot 12 came up at Heffel's art auction Thursday night, David Loch had moved his chair to the middle of the aisle for an uninterrupted view of the auctioneer. Bidding on the large winter scene by Kurelek opened at $40,000 and, though the action was at the front of the hotel ballroom, the auctioneer's gaze rarely strayed from Loch, who was refusing to bid, some 20 rows away. Unflinching, Loch stared back, his cellphone pressed hard to his right ear. "85 up front. 90. 95. Okay," Loch calmly told the client on the other end of the phone, lifting his paddle no higher than his head to bid $100,000. "We're in now."
$5,062,500; A rare painting by Paul Kane sets a new record for Canadian Art
$5.0 Million; A rare painting by Paul Kane sets a new record for Canadian Art
February 26, 2002
As the gavel fell last night, the crowd of 500 in the sweltering room erupted in a round of applause. Fierce bidding for Kane's Scene In The Northwest- Portrait, executed in the winter of 1845-46, reached $4.6 million in a three- way duel among two American buyers on the telephone and Winnipeg art dealer David Loch, who bid with a subtle nod of the head from the back of the room. A fourth buyer dropped out of the bidding at $900,000. When the dust settled, Loch- who's known to represent media mogul Ken Thomson at art auctions- got the prize. Adding in the buyer's premium (15 per cent on the first $50,000 and 10 per cent on the remainder), Kane's portrait will actually cost $5,062,500- 10 times its pre-sale estimate.

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We are looking forward to seeing you back at the Loch Gallery
May 29, 2020
To our valued clients friends and artists, We are continually monitoring the COVID-19 situation and want you to know that we put the health and safety of our clients and team above all else.  Our thoughts are with all those directly affected by the virus. Thank you to all the health care professionals and essential workers who have continued to work and look after all of us during these incredibly difficult times.  We remain forever grateful for all that you do to keep our community safe. As a precautionary measure and in an effort to be socially responsible we have decided to reopen all of our galleries in Toronto, Winnipeg and Calgary by appointment only until further notice.
A Note From Loch Gallery
March 17, 2020
With rising concerns surrounding recent events, our hearts and thoughts are with you, our valued collectors, friends, artists and employees. As a precautionary measure and in an effort to be socially responsible we have decided to temporarily close our galleries in Toronto, Winnipeg and Calgary to the public until further notice.  While our galleries will remain open by appointment only, our goal is to begin offering alternative ways to view paintings and sculptures from the comfort of your own home. Have you ever used the search function on our website?  Did you know you can search our entire inventory by dimension to find the perfect painting for that blank space on your wall?  Click on the link below to see how it works:
"The Dressmaker" by Tony Luciani
Tony Luciani's "The Dressmaker" awarded 1st prize in the 10th International "FIGURATIVAS 2019" Painting & Sculpture Competition
July 6, 2019
Loch Gallery is proud and very excited to announce that Tony Luciani's exceptional painting ‘The Dressmaker’ has WON the ‘10th International Figurativas 2019 Painting & Sculpture Competition’ First Prize Award for painting! This prestigious world art competition, in conjunction with the Museu Europeu d’Art Modern (MEAM) in Spain, attracts thousands of entries from over 80 countries from many of today’s finest artists.
Tony Luciani: MAMMA In The Meantime
Tony Luciani: MAMMA In The Meantime, Wellington County Museum and Archives, April 11 to June 2, 2019
March 29, 2019
Tony Luciani: MAMMA In The Meantime April 11 to June 2, 2019 Loch Gallery is delighted to announce Tony Luciani's exhibition "MAMMA In The Meantime", presented by Wellington County Museum and Archives in collaboration with the Alzheimer Society of Grey-Bruce.
January 23, 2019
January 22, 2019 markes the 27th anniversary of Dr. Roberta Bondar's launch into space aboard the space shuttle Discovery. Dr. Bondar made history as the world's first neurologist in space and Canada's first female astronaut. During her time in space Dr. Bondar conducted over forty advanced scientific experiments in the first international microgravity laboratory. To celebrate this remarkable anniversary Dr. Bondar conducted an in-flight interview between herself on the ground and David Saint-Jacques in the Space Station, broadcasted by the Canadian Space Agency via NASA.
Tony Luciani's painting 'The Haunted Tower'
Tony Luciani "Inside My Head" on CBC Radio
January 10, 2019
Loch Gallery would like to congratulate Tony Luciani who was recently featured in a documentary "Inside My Head" on CBC radio The Sunday Edition. The documentary follows Luciani's journey of creating a painting titled "The Haunted Tower" based on a composition of the same title by Ethan Loch, a 13-year-old blind piano prodigy. To listen to the full interview please click here.
Now and Then poster
NOW AND THEN, Two Generations of Landscape Artists: Carl Ahrens, Homer Watson, Barry McCarthy and Tony Luciani, September 15, 2018 – January 6, 2019
August 30, 2018
This exhibit is a visual essay exploring the work of two generations of Canadian landscape artists, separated by more than a hundred years. Carl Ahrens (1862-1936), born in Wellington County, and his good friend of international fame Homer Watson (1855-1936) are sharing their love of Canadian landscape with their 21st century counterparts, Elora-based Barry McCarthy and Tony Luciani. Exhibition information:  Opening Reception: Sunday, September 16, 1:00 to 3:00 pm  Barry McCarthy and Tony Luciani will be in attendance. 
Dr. Roberta Bondar
July 7, 2018
Loch Gallery would like to congratulate Dr.Roberta Bondar on the honour of bring appointed to the highest order of merit as a Companion of the Order of Canada. Dr. Bondar is recognized "for her contributions to our awareness of environmental sustainability as an educator, patron and internationally recognized photographer, and for her pioneering work in space medicine research." The Governor General of Canada: CBC:
Port-Kent by Tony Luciani
Tony Luciani Tedx Talk "A Visual Diary: On Dementia & Caregiving"
June 23, 2018
Loch Gallery would like to congratulate Tony Luciani on his recent Tedx Talk "A Visual Diary: On Dementia & Caregiving" that took place in Boston on May 4, 2018. His engaging speech took the audience on a journey and walk in the footsteps of a person living with dementia. Please click here for a link to the video.
Of Fire and Stone by W. David Ward
W. David Ward "Eyes of Society: Art, Traditional Knowledge, and the Watchmen of Haida Gwaii"
May 19, 2018
The Loch Gallery would like to congratulate W. David Ward on his participation in the upcoming group exhibition Eyes of Society: Art, Traditional Knowledge, and the Watchmen of Haida Gwaii at the Robert Bateman Centre, Victoria BC. The exhibition opens June 15th, 2018 and runs through to September 30th, 2018.


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