News ID: 261974
Published: 1144 GMT November 23, 2019

Picasso portrait snags $9.1m at Toronto auction

Picasso portrait snags $9.1m at Toronto auction

A Pablo Picasso portrait sold for $9.1 million, making it the most valuable work by a non-Canadian artist to sell at auction in the country.

The 1941 painting sold at the Heffel Fine Art Auction House depicts photographer Dora Maar, who served as the principal subject of his ‘Weeping Woman’ series, thecanadianpress.com reported.

The pre-auction estimate for ‘Femme au chapeau’ was $8 million to $10 million.

The Canadian highlight of the auction was the Emily Carr painting ‘Street, Alert Bay,’ which fetched $2.4 million.

It was painted in 1912 upon Carr's return from a trip to France and depicts a First Nations village in British Columbia.

A second Carr painting, ‘Spring,’ sold for $390,000 and a Lawren Harris painting consigned by American actor Steve Martin, ‘Mountain Sketch LXX,’ also sold for $390,000.

 

   
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