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But then, "there was this other stuff going at what I thought was pretty reasonable value and, well, I just couldn't help myself," he said in a brief interview afterwards. Going into the auction, Sotheby's estimated its consignments could fetch between .5-million and -million if they all sold. Mac Donald (for ,000 and ,500), a small Tom Thomson oil sketch (for 2,500), another Lismer (for ,000), another Group of Seven oil, this one by A. "I thought it was just really neat that there was such a thing and I thought I'd like to own it and donate it to an institution." Other non-Budd works that performed well for Sotheby's were an Emily Carr canvas from the 1930s, that fetched 0,000 and an untitled 1960 abstract by Quebec master Marcelle Ferron, which sold for 5,000 - almost twice the high-end of its pre-sale estimate of 0,000 and more than double the previous auction record of 9,500.At evening's end, about 22 per cent of the 139 lots were declared unsold. Budd purchased two landscapes by another Group of Seven alumnus J. To mark his 100th birthday in 2015, Rockefeller gave 1,000 acres of land next to a national park to the state of Maine.Despite never seeking public office - unlike his siblings - David Rockefeller wielded power and influence through other means.Rockefeller 3rd, Nelson Rockefeller, and Laurence Rockefeller.(AP) He was the guardian of his family's fortune and head of a sprawling network of family interests, both business and philanthropic, that ranged from environmental conservation to the arts.It’s 1963 and the location is [...] Nick has been involved with the Stage Club for many years now mostly in the position of artistic director.He has performed in more plays than he cares to remember – his last two roles were as the bewildered Professor in Jerusalem and the ‘Tiger’ in “The Bengal Tiger at [...] Membership The Joining Fee is S.00 Annual Subscription for a family is S.00 Annual Subscription for an Individual is S.00 * Please open this post, complete and print the form and send with subscription and joining fee to: The Membership Manager, The Stage Club, c/o 203 Henderson Road, 07-01, Singapore [...] The Stage Club is proud to present the Singapore Premiere of the smash hit comedy “One Man, Two Guvnors”.
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The 53-year-old financier succeeded in placing the winning bids on both of these lots. Budd had only one piece of fine Canadian art in his home, a Tom Thomson sketch called purchased in April last year from a Calgary auction house. Eventually, a deal was reached after the auctioneer consulted with the elderly woman who'd consigned the piece. Budd has done "a little more research, a little more reading" on Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven. Indeed, he bought his first Thomson in Calgary mostly on a whim, after a rain storm shortened a car race in which he was involved. The same sort of whimsy also played into his purchase of the red ensign Wednesday.
He got the Lismer for 8,750, including the buyer's premium (20 per cent charged on the first ,000 of the hammer price, 15 per cent on the balance), while the flag, which bears the coats of arms of Canada's first four provinces, went down for 7,500. Budd's purchases accounted for more than 20 per cent of the approximately .4-million the auctioneer earned in total from its live sale. That buy made headlines across the country after the auctioneer initially refused to accept Mr. Apparently, the reserve for the painting - the secret price auctioneer and consignor agree beforehand will be the minimal acceptable sale value - was around 0,000. Now he hopes "to build a small collection of their works" that his children can inherit one day or perhaps donate to a gallery or museum. Last month he read a newspaper article describing the hand-made, 129 cm-by-214-cm flag as the first one made following the Confederation of Canada in 1867.
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