An art auction in Canada, which took place this Thursday, has seen a number of records smashed for various pieces.
A number of pieces of Canadian art were snapped up, a highlight being Paul-Émile Borduas’ Froissement Multicolore which sold for $663,750 (£413,000), beating the pre-sale estimate of $350,000 to $500,000.
New records were also set for works by Jack Bush, Robert Todd, Fritz Brandtner, Barbara Astman as well as Douglas Coupland.
Sotheby’s Canada president, David Silcox, told CBC: “Sotheby’s sale of Canadian artworks once again proved collectors’ appetite for exceptional quality in the current market.
“We are proud to have set new records for prices achieved at auction for several of Canada’s most influential and beloved artists.”
Bush’s 1971 Glide sold for $267,000, more than double its pre-sale high estimate while Todd’s landscape of Montmorency Falls earned $439,500.