13 november 2012

November sales of magnificent art by Canadian masters


(courtesy Heffel Fine Art/ Boswell/ PostMedia)
A.Y. Jackson's - Radium Mine, 1938

Several works by some of Canada’s most famous artists are coming up for auction. Among them a work by famed Group of 7 artist A.Y. Jackson that has been in a private collection since it was painted 74 years ago.

The work is called “Radium Mine”. It depicts the mine site on Great Bear Lake about 440 km northwest of Yellowknife in the NorthWest Territories. Uranium from the “El Dorado Mine” was used in for the first atom bomb was mined. It was painted by Jackson for his friend and mine owner, Gerald LaBine.

It will be auctioned on November 22 by Heffel Fine Art in Toronto, Ontario, and is expected to achieve $300 thousand dollars. Other famous works at the auction include several by Emily Carr.

However, two other auctions this month will also feature paintings by famous Canadian artists.

(River Scene- Tom Thompson-very early work- for auction by Joyner Waddinton's Toronto)

Joyner-Waddington’s also of Toronto will auction one of the earliest works by Tom Thompson. A small 7.5cm by 7.5cm work painted on glass called “River Scene” is expected to reach $15-20-thousand on November 26.

(Street in Barrie, L Harris- - Sotheby's Toronto)

Sotheby’s in Toronto will auction another work by a Group of 7 artist, Lawren Harris. “Street in Barrie, Ont”. It is expected to reach somewhere in the range of $1-million when it goes on sale on November 27.


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