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LOT 040

Marcelle Ferron
1924 - 2001

Sans titre
mixed media on paper
signed and dated 1974 - 1975 and on verso signed and dated janvier 75
21 x 28 1/2 in 53.3 x 72.4 cm

Estimate: $8,000 - $10,000

Sold for: $7,605

Preview at: Heffel Vancouver

Private Collection, Montreal

Marcelle Ferron was one of the last additions to the membership of the revolutionary Automatists, which led her to signing the Refus global in 1948. Ferron moved to Paris in 1953 and by the time she returned to Quebec in 1966, she was an internationally renowned artist. Her lyrical abstract paintings had brought her success abroad, but upon her return she focused on creating many public works in the medium of stained glass until 1973. At the time of this work’s execution, Ferron was teaching visual arts at the Université Laval in Quebec City and had fully returned to the medium that first liberated her – painting. Her broad strokes in this work are palpable, and have created a simplified though rhythmical composition. The slightly rectangular shapes in the upper half of the work are reminiscent of shapes found in her earlier Paris works. The dark background allows the iridescent light to rise from the depths of the work, and these metallic tones dance across the surface, carrying the eye from left to right and back again. An immediate freshness and vivacity is still evident in this luminous work.

Estimate: $8,000 - $10,000

All prices are in Canadian Dollars

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