Joyner Canadian Fine Art Auction

June 03, 2013

LOT 121
RONALD ALBERT MARTIN
  • RONALD ALBERT MARTIN

121

RONALD ALBERT MARTIN

ONE COLOUR PAINTING, 1972-73

oil on canvas
signed, titled and dated on the reverse, unframed
80 ins x 72 ins; 200 cms x 180 cms

Estimate $15,000-$25,000

Realised: $11,800
Price Includes Buyer's Premium

About artist/note:

Nasgaard writes how “the sweep and flow of hand-drawn gestures of [Martin’s] One-Colour Paintings seem indebted to ‘Action painting’…the picture a record of an event rooted in the artist’s biography.” “One-Colour Painting” (1972-73) would have been executed with strict parameters: Martin used a standard sized canvas for artworks in this series, a predetermined amount of only one colour of paint, and did not allow for any interruption during its execution.

Literature:

Roald Nasgaard, “Abstract Painting in Canada”, Toronto/Vancouver, 2007, page 283.

Additional Info:

Department: Canadian Fine Art
Medium: Paintings
Signed