Contemporary Art

September 26October 01, 2020
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LOT 36

Lot 36


Lot 36 Details
KENT MONKMAN (1965-), Canadian


canvas transfer print mounted to board with acrylic overpaint
signed in the print; titled, dated 2012 and numbered 25/25 on the overflap
18 x 22 in — 45.7 x 55.9 cm

Estimate $3,000-$5,000

Realised: $3,300
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

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  • KENT MONKMAN (1965-)
  • KENT MONKMAN (1965-)

Private Collection, Ontario


Monkman produced a series of images in the Modern Love series, each meant as a nod to a particular modern artist. In the suite, the image being painted by the “Modern Man”--a figure who seems to have descended that Duchampian staircase and directly taken up his position at the easel --changes, as do particular items tucked into the background and/or the sitter’s outfit, while the basic fundamentals, the “stage set” of the image, remains static. For example, a variation dedicated to Picasso sees the iconic “Bull’s Head” bicycle seat sculpture hanging on the wall, while the sitter wears a Viking-esque horned helmet. The series acts both as a sort of artistic whodunnit as well as a game of eye-spy, as the viewer attempts to piece together Monkman’s carefully laid clues.


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LOT 36

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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
  • 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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