A pair of work by late Nova Scotian folks artist Maud Lewis have bought for a mixed $41,000 at a New Hamburg public sale.
The artworks have been amongst 291 items accessible on the Canadiana and People Artwork public sale in New Hamburg Saturday.
‘Oxen in Winter’ bought for $20,000, whereas ‘Horse Pulling Logs’ went for $21,000.
Initially bought from the artist at her Nova Scotia residence in 1967 for $12, with the proprietor since handed away, her niece Julie Leblanc stated it was time to seek out the work a brand new residence.
“I hope it’s not simply somebody that can take it and stick it away and it’s one thing that they’ve conquered. As an alternative, it’s one thing that they love and it’s someplace different individuals can benefit from the story for years to return,” Leblanc instructed CTV Information on Friday, the day earlier than the public sale.
She says proceeds from the sale will assist restore her aunt’s 18th century inn in Nova Scotia.
5 different works by Maud Lewis bought for between $16,000 and $37,000 at Saturday’s public sale.
Lewis, who’s right this moment certainly one of Canada’s most celebrated folks artists, lived a lot of her life in poverty in a one-room home in Marshalltown, Nova Scotia. She suffered from debilitating arthritis and bought her work on the roadside, typically for $5.
“Oxen in Winter” by Maud Lewis.
She gained nationwide consideration in 1965 – 5 years earlier than her demise – when she was the topic of a CBC documentary. The publicity led to a flood of requests for Lewis’ work, and demand for her vibrant work has continued to develop after her demise.
Final Could, certainly one of her items, as soon as traded for some grilled cheese sandwiches, bought for a document $350,000 at public sale in New Hamburg.
With information from CTV Nationwide Information