Concrete Contemporary Art Online Auction

April 13, 2017

LOT 29

Lot 29


Lot 29 Details


acrylic on paper
signed and dated /89
32 ins x 39.5 ins; 81.3 cms x 100.3 cms

Estimate $3,000-$5,000

Realised: $3,900
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report

Additional Images
  • RAYMOND JOHN MEAD (1921-1998)
  • RAYMOND JOHN MEAD (1921-1998)

Private Collection, Calgary


Berlin, Mira, “Ray Mead,” in The Canadian Encyclopedia, Accessed 13 March 2017,


One of the founders of the groundbreaking collective Painters Eleven, Ray Mead is best known for combining the influences of the Group of Seven and their landscape paintings with the emotive modern techniques of the Abstract Expressionists. His bold, richly colored canvases are referred to as “paintscapes,” with an energetic yet contemplative character. Mead’s reductive approach developed as a result of his friendship with Hortense Gordon, one of two female Painters Eleven artists. She was a student of American artist Hans Hofmann who is famous for his interest in color and its ability to bring out and dictate form. Gordon encouraged Mead to participate in the Jubilee Year Canadian Art Show, where Mead was “singled out as representing a new direction in Canadian painting.”


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LOT 29

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  • 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
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  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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