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Original 1971 charcoal sketch by Alex Lifeson now available for bidding in A Brush of Hope charity auction

Thu, Nov 4, 2021@9:24AM | comments

UPDATE - 11/11@10:58AM: Alex's artwork ended up selling for $3810 CAD!

The Kidney Foundation of Canada's annual A Brush of Hope charity auction fundraiser kicked off earlier this week and Alex Lifeson is once again one of the many Canadian celebrities participating by donating their original paintings. Alex's contribution this year is an original charcoal sketch of a live model that an 18-year-old Lifeson created back in 1971 while attending an art class. The piece is charcoal on art paper, measures 18"x24" and is hand signed and dated on the front by Alex Lifeson. You can check out all the details and place your bid online at this location (thanks RushFanForever). Alex has participated in the auction nearly every year since 2006, including last year with his painting Forked which ended up selling for over $7K CAD! The Brush of Hope online charity auction will run through Wednesday, November 10th at Noon. For all the latest news and information be sure to follow A Brush of Hope on Facebook. You can also purchase Limited Edition signed prints of some of Lifeson's paintings from previous years, including last year's Forked print here.