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Pierre Gauvreau
Printemps 2015 - 1ère séance Vente en salle

Lot # 030

Pierre Gauvreau
AANFM AUTO CAS OC QMG 1922 - 2011 Canadian

Couchant corridor
oil on canvas
signed and dated October 1946 and on verso titled and dated
28 x 36 pouces  71.1 x 91.4cm

Provenance:
Acquired directly from Madeleine Arbour, a signatory of Refus global
Galerie Dresdnere, Toronto, 1985

Référence:
Sylvain Lecombre, "Vivre une peinture sans tradition," Paris-Paris: Création en France 1937-1957, Centre George Pompidou, 1981, pages 218 - 220
François-Marc Gagnon, Chronique du mouvement automatiste québécois, 1998, pages 282 and 284

Exposition:
Dominion Gallery, Montreal, Eighth Annual Exhibition of the Contemporary Arts Society, November 16 - 30, 1946
75 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, Group Automatiste, February 15 - March 1, 1947
75 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, Trente-trois tableaux de Pierre Gauvreau, November 15 - 30, 1947

Couchant corridor was painted in 1946, the same year Pierre Gauvreau returned to Canada from England, and was subsequently included in three important early exhibitions - the Contemporary Arts Society annual exhibition in 1946, the second Automatist show in February 1947, and a solo show in November 1947. The exhibitions received considerable attention from the local press, and Couchant corridor was favourably mentioned as an outstanding, meaningful work by two critics who reviewed the Contemporary Arts Society exhibition. Gauvreau and the other Automatists used the media to explain their revolutionary ideas to the public; in describing how Canadian Automatism differed from Surrealism, Gauvreau declared, "I do not paint coldly, but under the influence of an imperative interior feeling whose origin I do not know, and which changes with each work." We cannot know the inspiration for Couchant corridor, but the result is strikingly beautiful. Sweeping gestural forms evoke a sense of movement, and the balance of colour in the composition creates a playful impression in this early, superlative painting.

Estimation: 15,000 $ ~ 25,000 $ CAN

S'est vendu pour: 82,600.00 $ CAN (prime d'achat incluse)


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