Nov 28, 2014
By Scott Walker
Canadian fine art is in great demand, judging by an auction in Toronto last night.
Harris’s Houses on Gerrard Street sold for $1.12-million, more than twice its pre-auction estimate.
Five works by Jean Paul Riopelle surpassed estimates and sold for a combined $2.25-million.
In all, seven sales broke records, and the 142 lots fetched a combined $12-million.
Auctioneer David Heffel says the record crowds for the auction is a “testament to the passion collectors have for Canadian art.