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Michael Audain

August 07th, 2023

Michael Audain began collecting art as a teenager. Later, with his wife Yoshiko Karasawa, this collection grew to be one of the most notable private collections in the country. From early to contemporary Indigenous art, Emily Carr paintings, works by Mexican modernists, BC-based contemporary artists and recently the Quebecois artist, Jean-Paul Riopelle, the pieces are some of the best in Canada. He built a museum in Whistler to house the collection, which is open to the public. In Pictures on the Wall (D&M $60) Audain writes candidly about seventy-five significant works from his collection including colour photographs of each artwork. Audain is the founder and chairman of Polygon Homes and wrote the memoir, One Man in His Time (Harbour, 2021). 9781771623742

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