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Harold Barling Town
Printemps 2015 - 1ère séance Vente en salle

Lot # 038

Harold Barling Town
CGP CPE CSGA OC OSA P11 RCA 1924 - 1990 Canadian

Snap #40
oil on canvas
signed and dated 1973 and on verso signed, titled, dated twice and on various labels and inscribed "Note number does not adumbrate order of completion", "P-1450-0" and variously
30 x 30 pouces  76.2 x 76.2cm

Provenance:
Galerie Daniel, Montreal
Drabinsky Gallery, Toronto
The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Art Sales & Rental Gallery
Sotheby's Toronto
Private Collection, California

Harold Town created his Snap paintings between 1972 and 1976, often working on several at once due to the long drying time of the heavily built up paint. To create these works, Town stretched a piece of string across his canvas, pulled it taut, and then loaded it with pigment. Next, he snapped the string against the canvas, transferring the paint to the surface in a thick, splattered line. As evidenced by Snap #40, shapes were often masked off with oil-resistant paper while paint lines were applied in one direction, and then the shapes themselves snapped in a different direction, or painted in later. Here, three small squares in varying combinations of blue, black and brown challenge their textured surroundings and create tension in the work with their rigid two-dimensionality. Town was a prolific artist and was well established by the time he painted Snap #40 in 1973. He had exhibited nationally and internationally, including in dozens of shows with his Painters Eleven comrades, and had represented Canada at the Venice Biennale in 1956 and 1964.

Estimation: 9,000 $ ~ 12,000 $ CAN

S'est vendu pour: 11,800.00 $ CAN (prime d'achat incluse)


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