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Antony (Tony) Scherman
Printemps 2015 - 1ère séance Vente en salle

Lot # 029

Antony (Tony) Scherman
1950 - Canadian

Lady Banquo
encaustic on canvas
on verso signed, titled and dated 1994 - 1996
84 x 84 pouces  213.3 x 213.3cm

A Prominent Private Collection, Montreal

Robert Enright, "Fabulator, An Interview with Tony Scherman," Border Crossings, Vol. 14, No. 3, August 1995, page 15, http://www.tonyscherman.com/articles/bordercrossings.html, accessed February 12, 2015
Karen Antaki, Banquo's Funeral, Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Concordia University, 1996, http://www.tonyscherman.com/catalogues/catalogue_html/bonquoenglish.html, accessed February 12, 2015

Leonard & Bina Ellen Gallery, Concordia University, Montreal, Banquo's Funeral, September 26 - November 2, 1996

Tony Scherman's series Banquo's Funeral depicts characters from Macbeth, such as Lady Banquo, at a fictitious event within the play itself; in Shakespeare's script, a funeral ceremony for the murdered Banquo does not take place. Scherman interprets this imagined scene in a way that is cinematic, stating, "I'm checking in on the movements of all of these people...Some are clearly shots that have been structured and others are momentary, like you say paparazzi." As in many of Scherman's portraits, the overwhelmingly large, cropped face of Lady Banquo works on many levels. One is that, in these portraits, as Karen Antaki writes, "the erased and scarified planes are metaphorically, a rendering of inner psychic activity." Secondly, these "facescapes" eliminate the figure-ground relationship so that the surface of the subject's skin becomes the same as the surface of the canvas. Lady Banquo's sad, distant gaze suggests the widow's emotional state and her deliberately scarred and scratched visage, her physical pain and suffering. Scherman is a master of his chosen medium of encaustic, and he manipulates its waxy and luminescent qualities superbly in this intriguing work.
Please note: this work will be previewed at Galerie Heffel, Montreal and Heffel Gallery, Toronto and will be available in Toronto post-auction.

Estimation: 30,000 $ ~ 50,000 $ CAN

S'est vendu pour: 9,500.00 $ CAN (prime d'achat incluse)

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