Detail of “Woman in hat” by Pablo Picasso
November 21, 2019 9: 10
Updated at 15h56
A painting by Picasso sold for a record sum in Toronto [PHOTOS + VIDEO]
The canadian Press
TORONTO – A painting by Pablo Picasso, which was auctioned in Toronto on Wednesday night has been granted $ 9.1 million, the largest amount so far in the auction in Canada for a work of a foreign artist.
The House Heffel had indicated that the “Woman with a hat”, the masterpiece of the sale the fall, had an estimate of sales from $ 8 million to $10 million.
This oil on canvas painting, created in 1941, is a representation of the photographer Dora Maar, who, during his relationship with Picasso, was the main subject of her series “Woman crying”.
Among the canadian works to be auctioned, “Street, Alert Bay”, the first painting major, Emily Carr offered on the market for many years, has been sold for $ 2.4 million. It illustrates a scene of a village of First Nation of British Columbia, painted by the artist in 1912, shortly after her return from a stay in France.
Five works of the Québécois Jean-Paul Riopelle were also available at the auction on Wednesday evening, including “Composition/untitled”, a painting done in 1955.
The House Heffel had indicated that the “Woman in hat” by Pablo Picasso, the central work of the sale the fall, had an estimate of sales from $ 8 million to $ 10 million.
The canadian Press/Heffel Fine Art Auction House
Back of the “Woman with a hat”
Details of the back of the “Woman with the hat”