Concrete Contemporary Art Auction

March 08, 2012

LOT 33

Lot 33


Lot 33 Details


acrylic on canvas
signed with initials; signed, titled and dated 2005 on reverse
36" x 27" — 90 x 67.5 cm.

Estimate $3,000-$4,000

Realised: $2,880
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report


Private Collection, Toronto.


Greg Hardy was born in 1950 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan where he also now resides. Essentially a self-taught painter, he maintains a studio nearby in Meacham, which has become a haven for many artists, writers and performers. Initially a photojournalist, he became dissatisfied with photography and turned to painting, which is now his sole medium of artistic expression. Hardy’s landscape paintings most often depict Saskatchewan's natural life, including fields, forests and skies. He relies on thick, textured layers of paint and a range of brushstrokes, exploring the changing relationships of light, season and space in the rural landscape so that the viewer’s experience of the work is both temporal and spiritual. Since the mid-1970s, Hardy has taught art and exhibited extensively across Canada. He was the subject of a national touring solo exhibition organized by the Saskatoon’s Mendel Art Gallery in 1989 and his work is included in the Gallery’s collection. His work also appears in many other public collections, including the MacKenzie Art Gallery in Regina and the Canada Council Art Bank in Ottawa.


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LOT 33

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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