Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Riopelle's 'Vent Du Nord' Now Canada's Second Most Expensive Painting at $7.4M

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Riopelle's 'Vent Du Nord' Now Canada's Second Most Expensive Painting at $7.4M

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Riopelle's 'Vent du nord' sells for more than $7.4M

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TORONTO - A painting by the late Quebec artist Jean Paul Riopelle sold for more than $7.4 million on Wednesday, good for second on the list of Canada's most expensive works of art.

Going into the Heffel Fine Art Auction House's spring sale, the painting "Vent du nord" had a conservative pre-sale estimate of $1 million to $1.5 million.

The final sale price of $7,438,750, which includes a buyer's premium, trails only Lawren Harris's "Mountain Forms." That painting sold at a Heffel auction in November for $11.21 million, more than doubling the previous Canadian art record established in 2002 for Paul Kane's 1845 oil canvas "Scene in the Northwest - Portrait."

"Vent du nord," which adorned the cover of the auction's catalogue, was described by Heffel as providing "endless adventures for the eye. …

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