Monday, October 31, 2011

Alex Lifeson A Brush of Hope painting sold for $7,000
1:06PM EST | comments (7) |

The Kidney Foundation of Canada's A Brush of Hope charity auction ended yesterday and Alex Lifeson's 8" X 16", acrylic on stretched canvas Sun Dance painting ended up being sold for an astonishing $7,000. Paul at The Canadian Music Scene posted a touching letter from Alex earlier this month explaining why this charity is so important to him:

... A little over 8 years ago, my father passed away after 2 very difficult years of failing health. Both his kidneys ceased to operate and he was on dialysis for over 2 years. Many times, he was nearly lost during his dialysis and it was heartbreaking to watch his demise, and that's why this is especially important to me....

The Brush of Hope charity auction raised a total of $24,000 this year. Congratulations to Alex and all of the other participating artists.



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#7 - Posted 11/1/11 @2:54PM by freewilly [contact]

PS great effort by everyone involved, of course. Congratulations!
#6 - Posted 11/1/11 @7:03AM by freewilly [contact]

Great effort by Alex, congrats. I like the painting, I would also if I didn't know it was painted by him (much smaller change I'd seen it then, though).
#5 - Posted 10/31/11 @10:25PM by losingit2112 [contact]

Reading things like this will make any bad day bounce back. Beginning the day with a friendly voice is as easy as pressing the play button. Once Rush is on, my troubles just wash away. Thanks guys.
#4 - Posted 10/31/11 @4:54PM by Rob [contact]

I lost my uncle to kidney disease 4 years ago....I know how Alex feels.
#3 - Posted 10/31/11 @1:51PM by Micky [contact]

3rd ! The magic number... But specially congrats Alex !
Such a great man behind the fantastic musician !
#2 - Posted 10/31/11 @1:33PM by jupeguyowensound [contact]

$7,000! Way to go Lerxst, and to everyone who was involved in the auction.
#1 - Posted 10/31/11 @1:18PM by double-agent [contact]

Wow! Alex's painting brought in almost 1/3rd of the charitable proceeds! WTG, Alex!

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