Canadian Fine Art Auction

May 26, 2014

LOT 73

Lot 73


Lot 73 Details


oil on canvas
signed and dated ‘65; signed and dated on the stretcher, and titled and dated 1965 on the artist’s label on the stretcher
32.25 ins x 34 ins; 81.9 cms x 86.4 cms

Estimate $10,000-$15,000

Realised: $13,000
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report

Additional Images

Iris Nowell, Painters Eleven: The Wild Ones of Canadian Art, Douglas & McIntyre, Toronto, 2010, page 301, and page 304 for a closely related work, Still Life Two Horizons, 1966, reproduced in color.


Nakamura considered themes over long stretches of time, pursuing “a further purity of expression,” and as a result repetition is not at all uncommon in his work.  Reversed Images belongs to a series the artist was developing in the mid-1960s in which great beauty can be found beneath the apparent simplicity. The elegance and tranquility of design exhibited here encourage close viewing.


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LOT 73

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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