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Today in Toronto: The Self-Portrait Show

The Self-Portrait Show Portraiture never goes out of style. Mira Godard celebrates her 50th anniversary with a show consisting primarily of new work by a dream team of artists who were invited to submit self-portraits. Gallery-goers can spend a little face time with Christopher Pratt, Mary Pratt, Joe Fafard, Alex Colville, Lucian Freud and others. Artwork prices available upon request. Find out more »

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Toronto art auction makes $14 million in sales

Alex Colville's Man on Verandah sold for $1.29 million (Image: Heffel.com)

International lovers of Canadian art went a little paddle crazy last night, buying $14 million in fine art at Heffel’s fall auction in Toronto. The top seller was Man on Verandah, a tempura tempera painting by Nova Scotia artist Alex Colville that went for $1.29 million. It’s the most his work has ever fetched and is also the highest auction price ever recorded for a living Canadian artist (Colville is 90). An abstract knife painting by Jean-Paul Riopelle also broke the million-dollar mark, selling for $1,111,500, and 23 other pieces went for more than $100,000.

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