Canadian Fine Art Auction

May 25, 2015

LOT 77
LÉON BELLEFLEUR
  • LÉON BELLEFLEUR
  • LÉON BELLEFLEUR

77

LÉON BELLEFLEUR

ÉMERGENCE

oil on canvas
signed and dated ‘77; also signed, titled and dated on the reverse
46 ins x 35 ins; 116.8 cms x 88.9 cms

Estimate $12,000-$15,000

Realised: $33,040
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

“Yes, the most important thing is not what we see, but what we imagine.” - Léon Bellefleur

In the 1970s, Bellefleur’s work started to be more lyrical than that of the previous decade. Conveyed in a dance of pigments, texture, and movement, paintings like Émergence render the painter's desire to capture an impulse of inspiration and protect it from the inevitable transience of time.

Literature:

Guy Robert, Bellefleur, Iconia, Montreal, 1988, page 9.

Provenance:

Thielsen Gallery, London
Galerie Walter Klinkhoff, Montreal
Private Collection, Toronto

Additional Info:

Department: Canadian Fine Art
Medium: Paintings
Provenance: Alan Klinkhoff Gallery, Toronto / Montreal, Walter Klinkhoff Gallery, Montreal
Signed