Lot 135 JOHN MACGREGOR (CANADIAN, 1944-)
UNTITLED
ACRYLIC ON CANVAS; SIGNED AND DATED ‘78 TOP LEFT - UNFRAMED, STRETCHER ONLY.

30.0" / 76.2cm (height) x 38.0" / 96.5cm (width)


Est. $1000/1500
Realised: $960
Auction Date: 02/01/2018


Provenance: Private Collection, Ontario
Private Collection, British Columbia (by descent)

Literature: Greg Bellerby, John MacGregor: A Survey (catalogue), Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, 1983, page 4. 

Note: While MacGregor's work had used representational images, such as doors and chairs in his production prior to the mid-1970's, he embarked on a different path around 1975. 

Bellerby writes: "...(MacGregor) began to cast off the use of representational and to move toward non-representational painting." Additionally, the pastel colors he had favored gave way to primary colors with black used not simply as line but in an increasingly significant capacity. 


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