Concrete Contemporary Art Online Auction

April 13, 2017

LOT 44

Lot 44


Lot 44 Details


oil on canvas
signed, titled and dated 2003 on the reverse
14 ins x 11 ins; 35.6 cms x 27.9 cms

Estimate $1,000-$1,500

Realised: $1,140
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report

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  • DARLENE COLE (1972-)
  • DARLENE COLE (1972-)

Private Collection, Toronto


Darlene Cole’s dreamy and mysterious paintings explore childhood, memory and the loss of innocence. Inspired by the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, a group of artists who were famous for vivid colors and their meticulous study of nature, and Neil Postman’s The Disappearance of Childhood, which argues that children lose their innocence because of contact with the internet and new technology, Cole elegantly depicts serene flower arrangements and scenes of children at play. Her soft blending technique and pastel color palette create an elegant aura for a world of beauty and wonder.  

Cole’s work is prominently featured in collections in North America and internationally in Russia, Switzerland, and France.


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LOT 44

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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