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OCAD Mystery Art Sale


If you've got a little spare cash and a generalized craving for art acquisition, take note: this week is OCAD's Whodunit? mystery art sale.

The mystery's not the art itself, but rather the artist behind each piece. Literally behind - once you buy any of the $75, 5.5" x 7.5" pieces (time to measure that hole in your wall) you can flip it over to discover who created it, but not until then.

The list of artists includes both well-known and not-exactly names, and not only from the world of painted canvas.

A few higher-profile names on the list are Margaret Atwood, Barbara Astman and Will Alsop, while OCAD's site also lists Sandra Altwerger, Kai Chan, Andy Fabo, David Kaye, Barbara Klunder, Burton Kramer, Jesus Mora, Charles Pachter, Reinhard Reitzenstein, Rachel Taggart, Gary Taxali and Tony Urquhart.

That's not an exhaustive list, but really the idea here is to focus on the art, so you should be doing that instead of reading lists of names. Today, Thursday and Friday the paintings are on display at OCAD from noon to 8 p.m., and Wednesday from noon to 6 p.m. The public art sale takes place Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and if you've got a bank account set aside specifically for mystery-related art events, you could also pick up tickets to tomorrow's $150 Gala Preview event, with a separate mystery art auction (including Edward Burtynsky, a personal favourite), food, entertainment and the rest.

More details, since the official site is just a flyer splash, can be found on OCAD's site.

Photo: Painting with Spring Blue by blogTO Flickr pool contributor Metrix X.


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