Post-War & Contemporary Art | Part One
4th Session

September 02 - September 30, 2021

This session is closed for bidding.
Current bid: $50,000 CAD
Bidding History
Paddle # Date Amount

15209 30-Sep-2021 04:16:55 PM $50,000

28413 30-Sep-2021 04:09:04 PM $47,500

15209 30-Sep-2021 03:59:12 PM $45,000

28413 30-Sep-2021 03:58:10 PM $42,500 AutoBid

15209 30-Sep-2021 03:58:10 PM $40,000

28413 11-Sep-2021 09:33:02 AM $37,500 AutoBid

The bidding history list updated on: Tuesday, October 19, 2021 08:49:43

LOT 321

1933 - 2004

Continuum bleu, rouge, vert et mauve
acrylic on canvas
on verso signed and dated 10/2001
80 3/4 x 80 5/8 in, 205.1 x 204.8 cm

Estimate: $40,000 - $60,000

Sold for: $61,250

Preview at: Heffel Montreal

Estate of the Artist

Guido Molinari’s career, which spanned 1951 to 2003, can be understood in a succession of periods or series of varying lengths, such as the Stripes, the Triangulaires, the Quantifiers and the Continuums. As he was mainly focused on conducting his personal exploration of colour, Molinari was not concerned with the linearity of his oeuvre. The Continuum series – of which this work is part of – dates from 1998 to 2003, and immediately follows the Quantifiers, which date from 1977 to 1998. The later series corresponds approximately to the time when Molinari taught at Concordia University. In 1998, retired from teaching and with more time on his hands, Molinari revisited the checkerboard compositions he first explored during the 1970s to create the Continuums. Complex yet playful, these lozenge-shaped paintings also draw inspiration from Piet Mondrian’s works, which Molinari encountered during his first trip to New York in 1955. Molinari worked on the Continuums until his final series, Hommage à Mallarmé, in 2003.

The square shape dimensions are : 57 1/4 x 57 inches

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