Thursday, May 24, 2007
“Several auction art records were smashed in Vancouver on Wednesday night, led by the sale of a large Lawren Harris canvas that fetched nearly $2.9 million. The sale of Harris’s Pine Tree and Red House, Winter, City Painting II led Heffel Fine Art Auction House’s spectacularly strong annual spring art auction.
Other paintings that sold (with a buyer’s premium were:
– Lawren Harris “Snow, Algonquin Park”, which sold for just over $1 million.
– Two Tom Thomson pieces, Spring Woods and Summer Clouds, both of which also sold for just over $1 million and set a new record high for the artist.
– Two Pacers by Alexander Colville, which sold for $690,000.
– Okanagan Lake, a 1959 E.J. Hughes landscape bought for $200 six years ago that sold for $402,500 on Wednesday.”