CARR PAINTING SELLS FOR $3.4 MILLION

Dec 03, 2021

By Andy Johnson

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A painting by Emily Carr and a canvas by Paul Kane each fetched more than $3 million at the Heffel Fine Art Auction House sale this week

Carr’s 1931 seaside forest scene “Cordova Drift” went for $3.4 million, well above the presale estimate of between $2 million and $3 million.

Two other works by the B.C. painter sold for a combined $1.6 million.

Kane’s 1855 canvas “Assiniboine Hunting Buffalo” went for more than $3.2 million.

A total of 80 works were on offer at Heffel’s digital fall sale, which was streamed from Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver.

The entire lineup fetched a total of $21 million.

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