Peter Doig painting sells for $15.5 million
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Jun 30, 2014  |  Vote 0    0

Peter Doig painting sells for $15.5 million

LONDON, England - A painting of a Toronto roadside tunnel by artist Peter Doig has sold at auction for C$15.5 million.

Sotheby's in London hammered down the work, which depicts the rainbow tunnel off Toronto's Don Valley Parkway, for $8,482,500 British pounds (C$15,481,453) on Monday.

That price includes the buyer's premium.

Titled "Country-rock (wing-mirror)," the oil on canvas was painted in 1999 and is considered one of the most recognizable works from the Scottish-born painter, who grew up partly in Montreal and Toronto.

It depicts the tunnel as seen from the view of the passenger side of a car on the nearby highway.

Sotheby's says the seller was Gavin Brown's Enterprise in New York.

By The Canadian Press

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