Lot Sale Results

Takao Tanabe
Fall 2015 - 1st Session Live auction

Lot # 004

Takao Tanabe
OC 1926 - Canadian

Goletas Channel 2/87 Near Duval Point
acrylic on canvas
signed and on verso signed, titled, dated 1987 and inscribed "Errington B.C." and "acrylic"
26 x 60 in  66 x 152.4cm

Dominion Gallery, Montreal
The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Art Sales & Rental Gallery
Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto
Private Collection, Montreal

After training in New York and London, Takao Tanabe experimented with abstraction before shifting to landscape in the early 1970s. While head of the art program at the Banff School of Fine Arts, Tanabe was inspired by the panoramic vistas of the Prairies and began a series entitled The Land. When he returned to British Columbia in 1980, he settled at Errington, on the east coast of Vancouver Island, to devote himself to his art. His new surroundings again informed his subject matter, and his commitment to coastal landscapes began. In this fine work, Tanabe has captured a bright and sunny winter's day near the north end of Vancouver Island. Airy white clouds break up the brilliant blue of the sky, their reflection rippled on the waves of the ocean below. In the distance, the snowy Coast Mountains are visible through the atmospheric haze, punctuated by a grassy knoll and a rocky outcrop extending into the centre of the composition. Perfectly balanced and portrayed with great sensitivity to atmosphere, Goletas Channel 2/87 Near Duval Point is a superb example from one of Tanabe's most desirable series.

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

Sold For: $41,300.00 CAD (including buyer's premium)

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