Varley’s From Kitsilano Sells for $200K


The Heffel Fine Art Auction House’s spring  sale took place on Thursday night at the Vancouver Convention Centre and $11.5 million of original art traded hands.

Of particular interest to was the sale of From Kitsilano by Group of Seven artist Frederick Horsman Varley. Varley’s 1932 painting of the view from his now-demolished Point Grey Road house sold for $207,000.

Today, 3857 Point Grey Road is on the site of the Jericho Tennis Club and its tennis bubbles. But in the late 1920s and early 1930s, it was the location of the modest home of Varley. Varley executed a luminous painting of his house, its neighbour, and the surrounding landscape in 1932. From Kitsilano is small but beautiful, a classic Vancouver scene of Kits, English Bay and the North Shore mountains.

Last modified: May 24, 2008

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