This is an iconic Canadian landscape from founding Group of Seven member, Lawren Harris. His simplified and slightly abstracted northern landscapes pioneered a uniquely Canadian style that I really like. Harris is relatively unknown internationally but comedian Steve Martin is changing that by organizing a major display of Lawren’s work in an L.A. Gallery this month. Steve owns three of Harris’s early works and (I’m guessing here) their value isn’t going up very fast, so it was time for a little star powered promotion, just like in the stock market. Did I say that with my outside voice?


October 26, 2015

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