Lot # 116
Quebec Abstraction Online auction

Yves Gaucher
ARCA 1934 - 2000 Canadian

Square Dance, Crazy Greys
acrylic on canvas
on verso signed, titled and dated 1964
40 x 40 in  101.6 x 101.6cm

Provenance:
Martha Jackson Gallery, New York
Private Collection, Montreal
Sold Sale of Fine Canadian Art, Heffel Fine Art Auction House, November 23, 2007, lot 197
Private Collection, Ontario

Literature:
Roald Nasgaard, Abstract Painting in Canada. 2007, page 197

Jazz music was a critical source of inspiration for Yves Gaucher. This piece is a very good example of his early work that was influenced by a concert he attended in Paris in 1962, which included music by Edgard Varèse, Pierre Boulez, and Anton Webern. A print series entitled En hommage à Webern emerged from this experience, and was followed by large-scale canvases. Nasgaard writes, “Gaucher’s first important paintings to emerge out of the Weberns were the kinetically rhythmic diamond-shaped Square Dances in 1964.”

Estimate:

$15,000 ~ $25,000 CAD

 
Final Bid: $27,500 CAD
Bidding History
Paddle # Date Amount $
10106 28/03/2019 10:35:18 AM $27,500 Autobid
11853 28/03/2019 10:35:18 AM $25,000 Autobid
10106 28/03/2019 10:35:18 AM $22,500 Autobid
11853 24/03/2019 11:43:33 AM $20,000 Autobid
10106 24/03/2019 11:43:33 AM $19,000 Autobid
11853 24/03/2019 11:42:58 AM $18,000 Autobid
10106 24/03/2019 11:42:58 AM $17,000 Autobid
11853 24/03/2019 11:42:58 AM $16,000 Autobid
10106 24/03/2019 11:42:58 AM $15,000 Autobid
11853 19/03/2019 4:26:36 PM $14,000 Autobid
10106 19/03/2019 4:26:36 PM $13,000
11853 11/03/2019 3:30:39 PM $12,000 Autobid

All prices are in Canadian Dollars.

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