Thursday, May 27, 2010

Emily Carr Work becomes Canada's 4th Most Expensive Painting at Heffel's Auction in Vancouver

Lawren Harris places two out of four in the top four most expensive works in Canada, and Emily Carr moves into fourth place.

Emily Carr
Wind in the Tree Tops..................$2,164,500

Lawren Harris painting sells for $2.4 million.

Bill Reid, Killer Whale: $702,000

Tom Thomson
Small sketch, birches and cedars.......$1.7

Arthur Lismer: Sheep's Nose, Bon Echo. 1.1 m.

A few other notable sales

Jean-Paul Lemieux:
"Ti-Gus" ............................$672,750.

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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