Concrete Contemporary Art Auction

March 08, 2012

LOT 20

Lot 20


Lot 20 Details


acrylic on canvas
signed, titled and dated 1988 on the reverse
69" x 80" — 172.5 x 200 cm.

Estimate $5,000-$7,000

Realised: $150
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report


Corporate Collection, Ontario.
Gallery One, Toronto.


Texas-born and Toronto-based, Harold Feist is a senior Canadian abstract painter, whose modulated surfaces span the colour spectrum from subtle to bold. Feist's early works such as Baja (1971) explore the possibilities of the grid, while later investigations take up the form of the spoked wheel and the fan. Recent paintings – Excolo (2010) and Heat Wave (2011) – are poured, washed, dripped, and layered, exulting in the liquid washes of paint across the canvas's surface. Feist's career was showcased in a 2011 exhibition and catalogue, Between Decisiveness and Discovery: The Paintings of Harold Feist, held in Vancouver and Toronto. Among his other extensive exhibitions, he participated in 2001's notable assembly of masterworks, Clement Greenberg: A Critic's Collection. The famous modernist writer's personal selection is just one of the dozens of private and public collections worldwide to include Feist's work, which has toured Canada, the U.S, and Europe in group and solo exhibitions.


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LOT 20

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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