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Ross Watson stands alone

One of Elton John’s favourite artists will exhibit in Toronto during WorldPride

Credit: Ross Watson

World-renowned artist Ross Watson will have his first solo exhibition in Toronto during WorldPride this year.

Famous for blending modern sexuality with classic elements, Watson creates paintings that are both evocative and just plain great to look at. Watson’s work has been included in the Toronto International Art Fair, but this will be the first time it stands alone; the exhibit will be mounted at IX Gallery, in the Riverside neighbourhood.

“I’m excited to see friends and collectors of my art again in Toronto, which has many great things in common with Melbourne — art, cuisine and multi-culturalism,” Watson writes in a press release.

The Elton John AIDS Foundation is the beneficiary of proceeds from the sale of one of Watson’s new and limited-edition works, exhibited for the first time ever at World Pride Toronto. The exhibition will feature new works by Watson, whose past models include Jake Shears, François Sagat and Matthew Mitcham.