AUCTION POT OF GOLD AT THE END OF THE D.V.P. RAINBOW

Jun 30, 2014

By Michael Kramer

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It’ll be an exciting night at Sotheby’s in London – for a painting of an iconic Toronto landmark.

Artist Peter Doig’s oil landscape painting of  Toronto’s “Rainbow Tunnel” beside the Don Valley Parkway – may shatter auction records – and fetch more than $16.5 million.

The work is titled “Country-Rock (wing mirror.)”

Sotheby’s describes the work as transporting the viewer into a “fantastical realm of reverie.”

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(Sotheby’s)

Doig was born in Scotland and grew-up in Canada.

His 1991 landscape “Road House” brought in about $13 million at a New York Christie’s auction in May.

Another of his Toronto-inspired works,”Jetty” sold for about $10.5 million in London in June 2013.

 

 

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