LOT 026

1920 - 2013

Dog and Bridge
acrylic polymer emulsion on board
on verso signed, titled, dated 1976 and inscribed "Acrylic Polymer Emulsion"
35 1/2 x 35 1/2 in, 90.2 x 90.2 cm

Estimate: $800,000 - $1,200,000 CAD

Sold for: $2,401,250

Preview at:

Fischer Fine Art Limited, London
Private Collection, Ontario

Robert Melville, Alex Colville, Marlborough Fine Art (London), 1970, the related drawing Seeing-Eye Dog, Man and Bridge reproduced page 36
Helen J. Dow, The Art of Alex Colville, 1972, the related drawing Seeing-Eye Dog, Man and Bridge reproduced plate 39, page 90
Virgil Hammock, “Alex Colville: La perfection dans le réalisme / Perfection and Reality,” Vie des arts, vol. 21, no. 84, Autumn 1976, reproduced page 16
“Modes of Representational Art,” artscanada no. 210 / 211, December 1976 – January 1977, reproduced page 37
Alex Colville, Alex Colville: schilderijen & tekeningen, 1970 – 1977, Gemeentemuseum, 1977, reproduced unpaginated and front cover
Art Perry, The Province, “Increased Drama Shows in Latest Colville Works,” July 30, 1977, reproduced
Marina Vaizey, Alex Colville: Paintings and Drawings, 1970 – 1977, Städtische Kunsthalle and Fischer Fine Art Limited, 1977, listed catalogue #15, page 31 and reproduced front cover

Gemeentemuseum, Arnhem, Alex Colville: schilderijen & tekeningen, 1970 – 1977, March 5 – April 10, 1977, traveling in 1977 to Städtische Kunsthalle, Düsseldorf and Fischer Fine Art Limited, London, catalogue #15
Galerie Royale, Vancouver, Alex Colville, July – August 13, 1977
Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto and Montreal, Alex Colville, 1978
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Alex Colville, A Retrospective, July 22 – September 18, 1983, traveling in 1983 – 1984 to Museum Ludwig, Cologne; Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax; Staatliche Kunsthalle, Berlin; Montreal Museum of Fine Arts; and Vancouver Art Gallery, catalogue #cr.107.ex.46
W.K.P. Kennedy Gallery, Ontario, Colville: Beings in Time, October 23 – November 28, 1992, catalogue #7

Literature continued:

David Burnett, Alex Colville, Art Gallery of Ontario, 1983, mentioned pages 140, 207, 208, reproduced page 209, catalogue raisonné #107, and the related drawing Study for Dog and Bridge reproduced page 210

Colville: Beings in Time, W.K.P. Kennedy Gallery, 1992, reproduced inside front cover, listed, unpaginated

Tom Smart, Alex Colville: Return, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, 2003, reproduced page 67

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Estimate: $800,000 - $1,200,000 CAD

All prices are in Canadian Dollars

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