International Art Prints Online Auction

October 08, 2009

LOT 65

Lot 65

Gordon Rayner (1935- )

Gordon Rayner (1935- )
Lot 65 Details
Gordon Rayner (1935- ), Canadian


Monoprint; signed, dated 65 and numbered 40/100 in pencil
Sheet 25.5" x 19.75" — 64.8 x 50.2 cm.

Estimate $400-$600

Realised: $420
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report


The Toronto 20 suite was created by 20 artists working in Toronto in 1965. The portfolio was initiated as a co-operative venture between the University of Toronto Press and five Toronto commercial art dealers.
Gordon Rayner used a live frog, which he covered with paint allowing the frog to imprint each of the 100 sheets in an uncontrollable manner thus, because of its variations in movement, each are technically monotypes.


For condition information please contact the specialist.

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.)

Note: Condition ratings and condition details are the subjective opinions of our specialists and should be used as a guide only. Waddington’s uses due care when preparing condition details, however, our staff are not professional restorers or conservators. Condition details and reports are not warranties and each lot is sold “as is” in accordance with the buyer’s terms and conditions of sale. In all cases the prospective purchaser is responsible for inspecting the property themselves prior to placing a bid.