This just in…
Mira Godard. Image: torontolife.com
From the Art Dealers Association press release:
Her contribution to creating an art scene and art market in Canada cannot be
underoverstated. The Mira Godard Gallery has shown some of Canada’s most important artists – Alex Colville, Christopher and Mary Pratt, David Milne, the Estate of Lawren Harris, Jean-Paul Riopelle and Joe Fafard, to name a few.
Christopher Pratt, Ice, Moon and Tanker, 2007. Image: godardgallery.com
She brought groundbreaking International exhibitions, including an important show of late Picasso paintings, and her brief relationship with the famed Marlborough Galleries made great Modern art available to Canadian collectors. She leaves behind a legacy that will be continued under the direction of Gisella Giacalone.
Joe Fafard’s public art piece, Pasture, 1985. Installed near Mies Van der Rohe’s TD Centre. Image: ourspaceyourplace.com
Sure, her Yorkville gallery was no longer at the centre of Toronto’s increasingly happening art scene, and at the centre of a few significant art wars, but it was a FANTASTIC gallery, where you could find some quite unbelievable works at unbelievably decent prices.
Click HERE for the full press release.