Canadian Art

December 05 - 10, 2020

Online Auction
LOT 18
GERSHON ISKOWITZ, R.C.A.
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GERSHON ISKOWITZ, R.C.A.

SPRING GREENS-B, 1981

oil on canvas
signed, titled, and dated on the reverse
52 ins x 42 ins; 132.1 cms x 106.7 cms

Estimate $18,000-$22,000

Realised: $16,800
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

Proceeds from the sale of this lot to benefit the Gershon Iskowitz Foundation.

While known for his abstraction, Gershon Iskowitz himself would be the first to tell you that abstraction wasn’t his intention. In 1975, he explained that he painted “a whole realistic world…the experience, out in the field, of looking up in the trees or in the sky, of looking down from the height of a helicopter.”

The title of this composition, Spring Greens-B, may offer an insight into what Iskowitz was seeing and feeling when he made this painting. Indeed, the vivid greens burst with new life, and the blues are those of a clear sky.

Provenance:

Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art, Calgary
Artist’s Studio, Gershon Iskowitz Foundation

Art Canada Institute, Essay by Ihor Holubizky "Beyond the Horizon: Gershon Iskowitz gave Canadians and new way of seeing trees and sky"