Lot Sale Results

Kazuo Nakamura
Fall 2015 - 1st Session Live auction

Lot # 068

Kazuo Nakamura
CGP CSGA CSPWC P11 1926 - 2002 Canadian

Lakeside, August Morning
oil on canvas circa 1960 ~ 1965
signed and on verso signed, titled on the artist's label, inscribed "Toronto 9" and stamped Galerie Agnès Lefort
24 x 30 3/4 in  61 x 78.1cm

Provenance:
Galerie Agnès Lefort, Montreal
Private Collection, Toronto

Literature:
Ihor Holubizky, Kazuo Nakamura: The Method of Nature, The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, 2001, page 14

The catalogue for the comprehensive 2001 touring exhibition of his paintings features a photograph of a very young Kazuo Nakamura holding an edition of the journal Scientific American. That portrait serves to remind us of Nakamura’s unique and unwavering point of view in crafting the kind of paintings for which he is so well known. No matter what the subject of his images, his creative vision was formed by his respect for the all-encompassing mysteries of the natural world, tempered by the inescapable influence of modern scientific discovery on our ways of seeing and understanding our surroundings. When we consider his earliest "inner structure" works, his "string" paintings and then his later "number structure" images, Nakamura’s significance as a purely abstract artist is unquestionable. However, throughout his career, he often painted the landscape - although with an awareness of what he believed to be the "fundamental universal pattern in all art and nature." Lakeside, August Morning reveals trees and sky, water and reflections but its power lies beyond those elements, as it tempts us to linger in Nakamura's near-monochrome, cool, floating patterns.

Estimate: $20,000 ~ $30,000 CAD

Sold For: $29,500.00 CAD (including buyer's premium)


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