ONLINE AUCTION
Spring Curated

May 05 - May 26, 2022

LOT DETAILS
This session is closed for bidding.
Current bid: $22,500 CAD
Bidding History
Paddle # Date Amount

9343 26-May-2022 01:06:37 PM $22,500

871323 26-May-2022 01:05:13 PM $20,000

9343 26-May-2022 01:02:08 PM $19,000

871323 26-May-2022 01:00:05 PM $18,000

9343 26-May-2022 12:59:10 PM $17,000

871323 26-May-2022 12:58:29 PM $16,000

9343 26-May-2022 12:30:07 PM $15,000

823348 26-May-2022 10:59:30 AM $14,000

21507 15-May-2022 05:41:31 AM $13,000

823348 06-May-2022 08:19:00 PM $12,000

The bidding history list updated on: Sunday, November 27, 2022 04:17:09

LOT 031

BCSFA CGP CSPWC OC RCA
1909 - 1998
Canadian

Tapestry
acrylic on canvas
signed and dated 1980 and on verso titled on the gallery label
49 x 75 in, 124.5 x 190.5 cm

Estimate: $15,000 - $25,000 CAD

Sold for: $28,125

Preview at:

PROVENANCE
Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver
Private Collection, Toronto

LITERATURE
Scott Watson, Jack Shadbolt, 1990, page 192-193


Throughout his career, Jack Shadbolt maintained a fascination with heraldry, flags, and banners - bearers of rich symbolism evoked in the relationships between shape and colour. Produced during a period where Shadbolt was urgently focussing on abstraction, Tapestry is an animated demonstration of Shadbolt’s desire to convey the vital, elemental potentials of non-figurative painting. A broad atmosphere of blue acts as the base to a patchwork motley of reds, yellows, greens, and browns: the structure of the work arises naturally out of the artist's use of shape, colour, and energetic composition. For Shadbolt, the process of painting is something living and organic, whereby the work declares itself through abstracted structure and exuberant colour. "His 'search for form,'" says Scott Watson, "is testimony to his belief that a painting must stand on its own and that abstract visual language has meaning, which, while it can describe, cannot be translated into language."


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