Welcome to Levis Online Auctions|Our next online auction : This online auction will be posted at the end of September.
October 6-18: We are proud to present this selection of over 200 pieces from the collection of Mr. Jim Coutts, with
proceeds going in support of the University of Lethbridge Coutts Centre for
Western Canadian Heritage, located in Nanton, Alberta. Jim Coutts (1938-2013)
was a prominent Canadian businessman, politician, art collector and
philanthropist. All items are UNRESERVED and include paintings, prints,
sculpture, photography and a collection of over 40 unusual walking sticks and
Over a number of years, Dr. Jim Coutts has been very supportive of the
University of Lethbridge. In 2010, Jim donated his family homestead outside of
Nanton, Alberta to the University to establish the Coutts Centre for Western
Canadian Heritage. He also donated a significant portion of his personal art
collection to the University of Lethbridge Art Gallery. This gift currently
numbers over 300 pieces to the U of L Art Gallery and is a much cherished
resource for the students of the University and the people of southern Alberta.
Prior to his passing on December 31, 2013, Jim had expressed his desire that
items remaining from his personal collection of art and furnishings that
were not given to the U of L Art Gallery be publicly auctioned, with the
proceeds going to support the Coutts Centre for Western Canadian Heritage. The
University of Lethbridge is pleased that Levis Art Auctions in Calgary will be
conducting an online auction of Dr. Coutts’ personal items from October 6 –18, 2014 and a live auction of
select items on November 23, 2014.
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