$7.3 million art sale
The Canadian Press – Nov 24, 2022 / 9:47 pm | Story: 398198
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Artist Lawren Harris’ painting “House in the Ward, Winter, City Painting No. 1,” is shown in this handout photo. Six works by Lawren Harris led Heffel’s fall auction Thursday, totaling $7.3 million. One of the canvases, “House in the Ward, Winter, City Painting No. 1,” sold for $2,521,250.
Six works by Lawren Harris led Heffel’s fall auction Thursday, selling for a total of $7.3 million.
One of the canvases, “House in the Ward, Winter, City Painting No. 1,” sold for $2,521,250.
A painting by female Automatist painter Marcelle Ferron led the postwar & Contemporary Art session, selling for $1,801,250.
Andy Warhol’s highly coveted portrait of Queen Elizabeth II surpassed the million-dollar mark and broke the global auction record for the series.
The royal blue screenprint from the ultrarare Royal Edition, dazzling with diamond dust, sold for $1,141,250.
Tom Thomson’s “Moccasin Flower or Orchids, Algonquin Park,” sold above its estimate for $1,501,250.
Other highlights included:
– Three paintings by Lawren Harris were consigned to Heffel by the descendants of John Lyle, the architect behind Union Station and other iconic Toronto buildings. “Arctic Sketch XV” sold for $2,041,250, “From Berg Lake, Evening” fetched $1,561,250, and “Lake Superior Sketch XI” sold for $871,250.
– James Wilson Morrice’s “Paris, View from Studio Window,” sold for $721,250