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

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

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.”


$15,000 ~ $25,000 CAD

Current Bid: $14,000 CAD
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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

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