Contemporary Art

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LOT 50

Lot 50

CHRIS CRAN (1949-), R.C.A.

CHRIS CRAN (1949-), R.C.A.
Lot 50 Details
CHRIS CRAN (1949-), R.C.A., Canadian

MAP, 2006

oil on canvas
signed, titled, dated /06 and inscribed "Jan + Peter Screen" on the stretcher
30 x 24 in — 76.2 x 61 cm

Estimate $3,000-$5,000

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

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CHRIS CRAN (1949-), R.C.A.
  • CHRIS CRAN (1949-), R.C.A.

Private Collection, Calgary


According to the artist, "[...] the intention behind the work from this series was the discovery of light catching on the ridges of a brushstroke that was to be lit from one position (upper left or right of the painting). A brushstroke lit from one side appears either light or dark. As the viewer moves from left to right or right to left while viewing the painting, the "image" changes from a positive to a negative. This visual strategy makes it clear to the viewer that they too are very much an active participant in the making of the painting.”

This lot is located in Vancouver, BC. Preview by appointment only. Local pick up by special arrangement; shipment from Vancouver only.


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LOT 50

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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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