Sold! A painting by Group of Seven founding member Lawren Harris sold for just over $3 million Wednesday night, in line with presale expectations.
The 1925 oil canvas “Mountains East of Maligne Lake” had a pre-sale estimate of $2.5 million to $3.5 million, according to the Heffel Fine Art Auction House, and sold for $3,001,250.
You could consider this a bargain: Harris paintings have smashed expectations at recent auctions.
It was last November that “Mountain Forms” by the Brantford, Ont.-born painter went for over $11.2 million, more than double the previous record set in 2002 for the most expensive Canadian work ever sold. 🇨🇦
(Photo courtesy Heffel Fine Art)