Concrete Contemporary Art Auction

March 08, 2012

LOT 28

Lot 28


Lot 28 Details


mixed media on paper, laid down on canvas
signed and dated ‘92
60" x 48" — 150 x 120 cm.

Estimate $12,000-$18,000

Realised: $12,000
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report


Private Collection, Toronto.
Galerie Dresdnere, Toronto.


An expressive artist of virtuoso colour and form, Philip Iverson worked in oil paint and collage on multi-sized wood panels, often piecing a surface together from found materials to create a sculptural base for energetic paint. Iverson is known for his highly wrought portraits, often oversize impressions of members of the arts community–Roy Lichtenstein (2002), Andy Warhol (2002), Keith Haring (2002)–as well as for landscapes of his adopted home of Montreal and native New Brunswick. Iverson exhibited his work extensively in Montreal, Toronto, the Maritimes, and Newfoundland, as well as in Germany, and is represented in collections such as the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton, New Brunswick and the Centre d'exposition de Baie-St-Paul Quebec, as well as in many private collections. Dead at age 41 of a brain tumor, Iverson leaves a vital and abiding legacy of emotional self-expression through paint and drawing media.


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LOT 28

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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