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LOT 016

Jack Hamilton Bush
1909 - 1977

acrylic polymer on canvas
on verso signed, titled, dated March 1970 and inscribed "Toronto" and "Acrylic Polymer W.B"
76 x 76 in 193 x 193 cm

Estimate: $300,000 - $400,000

Sold for: $361,250

Preview at:

André Emmerich Gallery, New York, July 22, 1970
Kenworth W. Moffett, Connecticut
By descent in the Moffett family, USA

Jane Holtz Kay, "Modern Times at Boston's Art Museum," The Boston Globe, February 13, 1972, reproduced page 8
Susan Drysdale, "Bush’s Glowing Art Opens New MFA Gallery," The Christian Science Monitor, February 23, 1972, page 5
Kenworth Moffett, Jack Bush Exhibition for the Inauguration of the New Contemporary Gallery, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1972, unpaginated
Caron Le Brun Danikian, "Museum on the Move," The Boston Herald Traveler, February 27, 1972, page 7
Hilton Kramer, “Boston Museum Develops Contemporary Art Section,” The Morning Call (Allentown, Pennsylvania), February 27, 1972, page F21
Barrie Hale, "Still Knocking Them Out of the Park: Jack Bush at 66: A Fully Original Master," The Canadian, December 27, 1975, reproduced page 13
Brian Stock, "The Vicissitudes of Nationalism," The Times, May 14, 1976, page 6

André Emmerich Gallery, New York, 1970
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Jack Bush Exhibition for the Inauguration of the New Contemporary Gallery, February 17 - March 26, 1972, catalogue #18
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Jack Bush, September 17 - October 24, 1976, traveling in 1976 - 1977 to the Vancouver Art Gallery; Edmonton Art Gallery; Musée d’art contemporain, Montreal; and National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, catalogue #38

Literature continued:

Roger J. Mesley, "Jack Bush in Retrospect: Art Gallery of Ontario," artmagazine, vol. 8, no. 29, October / November 1976, reproduced, page 43

Terry Fenton, Jack Bush: A Retrospective, Art Gallery of Ontario, 1976, reproduced unpaginated

David Burnett, "The Art of Jack Bush: Taking 'Another' Look," The Ottawa Journal, June 4, 1977, page D76

Theodore Heinrich, "Jack Bush: A Retrospective," artscanada, vol. 34, no. 1, March / April 1977, reproduced page 5

Henry Lehmann, "Silent Entertainment," The Montreal Star, April 2, 1977

QC on the Arts, Terry Fenton on Jack Bush, 1980 film

Karen Wilkin, editor, Jack Bush, 1984, reproduced page 139

For full cataloguing, essay and images in PDF format, please click here.

Estimate: $300,000 - $400,000

All prices are in Canadian Dollars

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