Concrete Contemporary Art Auction

March 08, 2012

LOT 19

Lot 19


Lot 19 Details


acrylic on linen
signed, titled and dated 1986 on the reverse
52" x 78" — 130 x 195 cm.

Estimate $4,000-$6,000

Realised: $15,600
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report


Corporate Collection, Ontario.


Puss in Boots, fairy-tale lore, illustration history, love of books: all of these abound in Carol Wainio's dense and creamy acrylic paintings, such as She Met an Old Woman (2012) and Camouflage 2 (Symmetry) (2007). Her 2010 exhibition, The Book, offered a 10-year survey in which Wainio's signature imagery offers an oblique critique of the greed of consumer culture. She participated in Painters 15, curated by artist David Urban, which showcased contemporary Canadian art at the Shanghai Art Museum in 2002 and Toronto's Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art in 2003. Internationally, her work has been showcased at the Venice Biennale, the Galleria Comunale d'Arte Moderna in Bologna, and the Stedelijk Museum in the Netherlands. Wainio has shown across the US and in Canada, including at the National Gallery of Canada, the Art Gallery of Ontario, and the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal. Her work is represented in the permanent collections of these three major Canadian institutions and many more of the public and private variety. In 2004, Wainio was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. She lives and works in Ottawa.


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LOT 19

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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