Canadian Fine Art Auction

November 20, 2017

LOT 82
GORDON APPELBE SMITH, R.C.A.
  • GORDON APPELBE SMITH, R.C.A.
  • GORDON APPELBE SMITH, R.C.A.
  • GORDON APPELBE SMITH, R.C.A.

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GORDON APPELBE SMITH, R.C.A.

ABSTRACT - LITTLE PICTURE GOLD

mixed media collage on board
signed
9 ins x 12 ins; 22.9 cms x 30.5 cms

Estimate $4,000-$5,000

Realised: $6,600
Price Includes Buyer's Premium

About artist/note:

Abstract-Little Picture Gold, falls within a period of great experimentation in the late 1950s and early 1960s, and demonstrates Gordon Smith’s (b.1919) strong command of both composition as well as the handling of paint and use of colour. In the 1960s, Smith introduced more rich and sensuous colours to his palette, such as gold and intense blood reds. Before, during and after he completed this piece, Smith’s aesthetic style changed dramatically as he grappled with his own artistic insecurities and internal drive to keep moving forward with his practice, as such, this piece is a unique example of a temporal moment of intense artistic reflection and experimentation.

Provenance:

Ladies’ Committee Sale of Contemporary Canadian Art, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal
Private Collection, Cobourg

Additional Info:

Department: Canadian Fine Art
Signed