Canadian Art

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LOT 67

Lot 67

TRUMAN COUTURE (THRUSH HOLMES)

TRUMAN COUTURE (THRUSH HOLMES)
Lot 67 Details
TRUMAN COUTURE (THRUSH HOLMES)

UNTITLED, C.2004

mixed media on panel; signed
48 ins x 23.5 ins; 121.9 cms x 59.7 cms

Estimate $3,000-$4,000

Realised: $2,040
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

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TRUMAN COUTURE (THRUSH HOLMES)
  • TRUMAN COUTURE (THRUSH HOLMES)
Provenance:

Private Collection, Philadelphia
Acquired directly from the artist

Note:

In the early 2000s, Toronto wunderkind Thrush Holmes had a prolific career under the alias of Truman Couture, producing around ten abstract works per day and selling them directly on eBay and other websites. In an interview with the Globe and Mail in 2007, Holmes noted that “Truman was my apprentice.” Holmes-as-Couture’s success was such that it enabled him to build what became the eponymous Thrush Holmes Empire, transforming his career from internet entrepreneur to international superstar. A rare opportunity to buy early work by a celebrated Canadian painter, this particular work was acquired directly from the artist.

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