Lawren Harris places two out of four in the top four most expensive works in Canada, and Emily Carr moves into fourth place.
Wind in the Tree Tops..................$2,164,500
Lawren Harris painting sells for $2.4 million.
Bill Reid, Killer Whale: $702,000
Small sketch, birches and cedars.......$1.7 m
Arthur Lismer: Sheep's Nose, Bon Echo. 1.1 m.
A few other notable sales
Edward John Hughes oils:
"Tanker at Minstrel Island, B.C." .... $380,250
"West Coast near Bamfield".............$222,300
Bertram Charles Binning
Sea Side Figures.......................$64,350.
Globe and Mail Quote, May 27: "In all, 220 lots yielded a total of $21.8-million, the second highest auction total in Canadian history."
Source: Vancouver Times Colonist, click here.
See also: The Globe and Mail. Please click here.
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