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LOT 033

John Graham Coughtry
1931 - 1999

oil on canvas
on verso signed and dated 1981
72 x 47 po 182.9 x 119.4 cm

Estimation : $30,000 - $40,000

Vendu pour : $29,500

Exposition à : Heffel Toronto – 13 avenue Hazelton

Acquired directly from the Artist by the present Private Collection, Toronto

Graham Coughtry’s love of jazz can be seen in his works, which are vigorous and filled with energy and rhythm. Coughtry helped to found and was a member of the Artists’ Jazz Band, playing the trombone while fellow painter Gordon Rayner played the drums, and music was as much a part of his life as art. Highly abstracted human figures caught in movement predominate in his work, and his exuberant brushwork and vivid palette are further reflections of his interest in the language of jazz as expressed by the human form. As an abstract painter he reveled in the ability to improvise, responding to the flow of paint and the vital life force of his subjects, which often, as with this work, seem to extend off the canvas into the space beyond its borders. Drips and running paint are features of his works, both as gestural expressions for the figure and as painterly devices that add depth and luminosity to his surfaces.

Estimation : $30,000 - $40,000

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