We are just days away from bidding opening on the long-lost Maud Lewis painting “Portrait of Eddie Barnes and Ed Murphy, Lobster Fishermen, Bay View, N.S.”
It’s a scenario hard to imagine after the painting was found in the donation bin at the New Hamburg Thrift Centre last month.
Lewis, known for painting landscapes and other portraits of life in Nova Scotia in the middle of the 20th century, fetched up to $22,000 at auctions for her paintings.
The work will be displayed at the Homer Watson House and Gallery in Kitchener after a brief showing at the Scotiabank Maud Lewis Gallery in Halifax.
It will open for bids on April 20th, with the display up from April 21st to May 1...