Works on Paper
7th session

November 02 - November 30, 2023


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LOT 828

1950 - 2022

Study for Compassion-Anger
mixed media on paper on canvas
initialed and dated 1999 and on verso titled on a label
38 x 50 in, 96.5 x 127 cm

Available for post auction sale. CAD

PRICE: $3,125

Preview at: Heffel Toronto – 13 Hazelton Ave

Acquired from the Artist by the present Private Collection, Ontario

Border Crossings, Issue 71, August 1999, the larger work illustrated page 17
Clint Roenisch, John Scott, Peter von Tiesenhausen: Hydrogen Song, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, 2001, the larger work illustrated page 8

Among John Scott’s prolific output of mixed media works on paper were larger scale works mounted to canvas, such as this example. Scott wanted the scale and presence afforded by canvas, however he was not satisfied with how his preferred materials - oil sticks, latex paint, graphite, charcoal - would flow when applied directly to the woven fabric. The solution was to produce these works on large sheets of paper that were then mounted to canvas; or occasionally the reverse, mounting paper to canvas and producing the image directly on the new support. There are very few examples of Scotts works produced this way, with likely no more than 70 over the course of his career. This work is a study for the larger mixed media on canvas work "Compassion-Anger," 1999, held in the collection of the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery.

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