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Post-War & Contemporary Art
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November 02 - November 30, 2023

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LOT 232

ARCA BCSFA CGP OSA P11
1897 - 1960
Canadian

Flower Worshippers
ink and watercolour on paper
signed and dated 1950 and on verso signed, titled and dated
14 3/4 x 17 1/4 in, 37.5 x 43.8 cm

Available for post auction sale. CAD

PRICE: $6,250

Preview at: Heffel Vancouver

PROVENANCE
Peter Ohler Fine Arts, Vancouver
Private Collection, Vancouver

LITERATURE
Joyce Zemans, Jock Macdonald: The Inner Landscape: A Retrospective Exhibition, Art Gallery of Ontario, 1981, pages 143 to 145, reproduced page 145 and listed page 284

EXHIBITED
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Jock MacDonald: The Inner Landscape: A Retrospective Exhibition, April 4 - May 17, 1981, traveling to Art Gallery of Windsor; The Edmonton Art Gallery; The Winnipeg Art Gallery; Vancouver Art Gallery, 1981 - 1982, catalogue #67


In 1949 while teaching for Unesco in Holland, Macdonald visited an Indonesian museum where the charm and playfulness of the artwork seemed to tranport him into a different world. He returned to Toronto saturated by the imagery of the Eastern dancers and Buddhas, and for the next three years created a body of work heavily influenced by that subject matter and style. Joyce Zemans notes in her catalogue essay that, "Flower Worshippers evokes the mood of the Indonesian dancers with exquisite sensibility."


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