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The 10 most covetable pieces for sale at Art Toronto
BY JEAN GRANT
For local art obsessives, Art Toronto is the undisputed event of the year-a buzzy nexus of artists, gallerists and buyers, where collectors and museums drop big money to snap up pieces by established and emerging names. This year, the festival has moved to a digital model that runs until November 8, with a a few socially distanced in-person events held at some of the 100-plus participating galleries. For wannabe collectors bit by the Covid nesting bug, there are tons of striking pieces available, including affordable paintings from up-and-comers and blue-chip sculptures that cost as much as a down payment. Here are 13 works that could be gracing your living room this winter. [...] A token of forgiveness "Apology Flower #1." Collage and painting by Christian Butterfield, $1,800, Corkin Gallery Toronto mixed-media artist Christian Butterfield originally began making his pieces as apology gifts to friends, lovers and acquaintances. In this collage, he paints an abstract flower over a seemingly random assortment of clippings and images cut out from issues of Time Magazine-his preferred source material.