Concrete Contemporary Art Auction

March 08, 2012

LOT 18

Lot 18


Lot 18 Details


gouache, collage, wax, ink on paper
22" x 30" — 55 x 75 cm.

Estimate $5,000-$7,000

Realised: $2,640
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report


Private Collection, Toronto.
Drabinsky Gallery, Toronto.


Shelagh Keeley, who was born in Oakville, Ontario in 1954, now divides her time between Toronto and New York City. Upon completion of her studies at York University in Toronto, she came to prominence in the 1980s and then produced a significant cannon of work. Keeley’s artistic production has had a marked impact nationally and abroad, in part because of its thematic concerns which often include access, representation, feminism, identity and diversity. She is also celebrated for the manner in which she handles her materials and processes and for the way in which she reveals the role of the artist in her work. Keeley's works, which include small drawings and book-works as well as large pieces, are often considered both intuitive and sensual. Her work is housed in numerous prominent institutions, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Bibliothèque Nationale de France in Paris and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, England.


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LOT 18

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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