Concrete Contemporary Art Online Auction

April 13, 2017

LOT 65

Lot 65


Lot 65 Details


digital print
signed, titled, dated 2001 and inscribed “AP” on the reverse
4.5 ins x 8.5 ins; 11.4 cms x 21.6 cms

Estimate $500-$700

Realised: $420
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report

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  • BARBARA ASTMAN (1950-)
  • BARBARA ASTMAN (1950-)

Private Collection, Toronto


Proceeds from the sale of this lot will be donated in support of the Canadian Diabetes Association.

Pivoting between counter-culture politic and consumer-culture critique, Barbara Astman reliably issues a challenging voice on concerns related to media, feminism, and framing that have, in turn, helped advance an all-important generation of contemporary art. Among Astman’s most enduring artistic occupations is her employment and elevation of photography, a medium that underwent a dramatic shift in perception and assignment in the early 1980s and became more widely accepted within the visual arts. Evoking at turns humor and urgency, Astman’s adroit use of archetypal form, her consistent self-reflexivity, and her dexterous adoption of new technologies has helped establish her as a leading woman artist pursuing vulnerable self- and societal analyses through a still-evolving frame.

Born in Rochester, New York, Barbara Astman arrived to Canada in 1970, and three years later, graduated from Ontario College of Art, where she has taught since 1975. Her recent solo exhibition, dancing with che: enter through the gift shop, toured parts of Canada through installations at the McMaster Museum of Art, MOCCA, and Kelowna Art Gallery, between 2011 and 2013. She had a twenty-year survey exhibition that reached four leading museums across Canada in 1996-96. Astman is represented by Corkin Gallery.


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LOT 65

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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