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LOT 037

Jacques Hurtubise
1939 - 2014

acrylic on canvas
on verso signed, titled and dated 1967
48 x 48 in 121.9 x 121.9 cm

Estimate: $8,000 - $10,000

Sold for: $14,040

Preview at: Heffel Vancouver

Dunkelman Gallery, Toronto
Private Collection, Toronto

During the 1960s, Jacques Hurtubise achieved recognition both internationally and in Canada. In 1965 he was included in the prestigious VIII Bienal de São Paulo, and the following year he had his first New York solo exhibition. In 1967, he was included again in the Bienal de São Paulo as well as the National Gallery of Canada’s major exhibition 300 Years of Canadian Art. In the winter of that year, he was appointed artist-in-residence at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. As with Frédégonde, lot 38 in this sale, Rosine’s oscillating colours and shapes are a kind of optical Pop, and Hurtubise’s use of women’s names for titles have the resonance of Andy Warhol’s titles such as the iconic Liz and Marilyn. Hurtubise struck a balance between the formal – his use of repeating shapes – and an energetic intensity, an explosion of the senses created by his colour and vibratory line. Frédégonde, with its hot orange and pale mauve, and Rosine, with its cool greens and mauve, both pulsate and quiver with an energy that is barely contained.

Estimate: $8,000 - $10,000

All prices are in Canadian Dollars

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