Canadian Art Online Auction

March 05, 2015

LOT 31

Lot 31


Lot 31 Details


signed, dated ‘75, numbered 34/95 in graphite in the margin and with an embossed artist’s stamp; titled on the reverse
Sheet 15 ins x 17 ins; 19.7 cms x 24.8 cms

Estimate $250-$350

Realised: $100
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report


Private Collection, Quebec


Working primarily in etchings and watercolours, Robert Savoie’s artworks are animated by Japanese themes. Do-maru takes its title from the chest armour worn by the Samurai class. This type of armour was meticulously constructed from small scales of lacquered leather or metal interwoven into plates with cord. The printing plate from which this work was created, seems etched in respect to this complex process: Its image a magnification of a single scale.

In contrast to the solid appearance of Do-maru, Mouvement is a jostling bundle of forms. Atop a palette of copper and green, its ridges create a strange typography. A typography which mimics the appearance of a slide under microscope lens.


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LOT 31

About Condition Ratings

  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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