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William Kurelek

William Kurelek
Printemps 2015 - 1ère séance Vente en salle

Lot # 073

William Kurelek
ARCA OC OSA 1927 - 1977 Canadian

Sim Bab Sim Rab (Seven Women Seven Recommendations)
mixed media on board
titled in Cyrillic
6 1/2 x 6 3/4 pouces  16.5 x 17.1cm

Provenance:
Private Collection, Ontario

The dilemma presented in this humorous work by William Kurelek is instantly clear for us as viewers if not for the central figure in the work - a lone and perplexed male. The man is surrounded by seven women; all of them appear to be expressing differing opinions on something. Whether it is work to be done or the direction he should turn does not matter, as their circle blocks his path. The hilarity of this scene is furthered by the fact that the women are all dressed in uniform green tunics trimmed with black, pale skirts and black head scarves, as if to convey that they are all the same. Their gestures clearly tell us otherwise, accentuating the comic overtones of the work. Kurelek’s life circumstances, which included a period of estrangement from his family, were resolved in his adult life, when he was a kind husband and a supportive father. His understanding of the complexities of human nature is revealed in delightful little vignettes from life such as this.
This work is in the original frame made by Kurelek.

Estimation: 15,000 $ ~ 20,000 $ CAN

S'est vendu pour: 15,340.00 $ CAN (prime d'achat incluse)


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