On Wednesday in Toronto at the Heffel fall sale original Picasso pieces where on display.
A 24-by-15in canvas of ‘Femme au Chapeau’ sold for C$9.1 Canadian dollars. The Heffel show brought in a total of C$22m in total sales.
The crowd cheered when the Picasso piece a portrait of his muse ‘Dora Maar’ signed and dated 13, June 1941, was sold. The auctioneer David Heffel had this to say;
“That’s a great work by a great artist. I’m glad we got to live with this Picasso over the last few months.”
Some other highlights from the sale included Emily Carr’s 1912 oil canvas Street, Alert Bay which sold for C$2.4. An oil by J.W. Morrice titled ‘Venice, Regatta’ sold for C$750,000.
(Cover photo courtesy of Red Deer Advocate, video courtesy of YouTube and AP, source The Art Newspaper)