Lot Sale Results

Ivan Kenneth Eyre
Fall 2015 - 1st Session Live auction

Lot # 014

Ivan Kenneth Eyre
RCA 1935 - Canadian

Red Rough
acrylic on canvas
signed and on verso signed, titled and dated 1988
56 x 64 1/8 in  142.2 x 162.9cm

Fletcher Challenge Canada Ltd., Vancouver
Private Collection, Vancouver

Joan Murray, Ivan Eyre: Exposition, The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, 1980, pages 9 and 13

“Throughout my life, certain locales and images and environs have elicited intense responses in me. Clear spaces, the sensuality of shaded groves, exposed roots in empty stream beds, summer evening skies luminous with pink light, cloudy fall mornings when leaves and grasses are withered - such experiences have carried me and filled my days...on them I base my work.” - Ivan Eyre
Eyre was born in Saskatchewan and lives in the countryside outside of Winnipeg, and his work is rooted in the Prairies. However, his landscapes are not necessarily depictions of specific places, but are reconstructions of landscape elements. Eyre has described his landscapes as “geographies of the spirit,” and paintings such as Red Rough are distillations of his landscape experiences that contain a sense of crystallized, heightened reality. Works like this are tremendously still, as though the land is holding its breath waiting for something - the progression of the season through fall, the possibility of snow, or the distant suggestion of wind. Complex, sombre and majestic, Red Rough is a stunning work from the most sought-after part of Eyre’s oeuvre.

Estimate: $60,000 ~ $80,000 CAD

Sold For: $354,000.00 CAD (including buyer's premium)

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