Lot # 021
Spring 2016 - 1st Session Live auction

Alexander Colville
PC CC 1920 - 2013 Canadian

casein tempera on board
signed and dated 1954 and on verso signed, titled, dated and inscribed "Casein tempera" and "63.1399"
20 diameter in  45.7 diametercm

Acquired directly from the Artist by the Elsie Perrin Williams Memorial Art Museum, London, Ontario
Banfer Gallery, New York
Donnelley Erdman, Houston
20th Century Art, Montreal
Marlborough Graphics Limited, Ottawa
Private Collection

Helen J. Dow, “The Magic Realism of Alex Colville,” Art Journal, Vol. 24, No. 4, summer 1965, pages 318 - 329
Helen J. Dow, The Art of Alex Colville, 1972, page 102, listed page 220
David Burnett, Colville, Art Gallery of Ontario, 1983, reproduced page 88, listed page 245, catalogue raisonné #39
Andrew Hunter, Colville, Art Gallery of Ontario, 2014, reproduced page 106, listed page 145

Museum of Modern Art, New York
Elsie Perrin Williams Memorial Museum, London, Ontario
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Alex Colville: A Retrospective, July 22 - September 18, 1983, traveling to Museum Ludwig, Cologne; Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax; Staatliche Kunsthalle, Berlin; the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts; and the Vancouver Art Gallery, 1983 - 1984, catalogue #39
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Colville, August 23, 2014 - January 4, 2015, traveling to the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, April 24 - September 7, 2015

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Estimate: $500,000 ~ $600,000 CAD  
Sold for: $560,500 CAD (including Buyer's Premium)

All prices are in Canadian Dollars.

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