Joyner Canadian Fine Art Auction

June 03, 2013

LOT 148
ROBERT BATEMAN
  • ROBERT BATEMAN

148

ROBERT BATEMAN

RIGGING AND GULLS

oil on board
signed and dated 1982
12 ins x 24 ins; 30 cms x 60 cms

Estimate $8,000-$12,000

Realised: $10,620
Price Includes Buyer's Premium

About artist/note:

While describing another painting depicting gulls surrounding a boat, Bateman discusses his preference when combining elements of nature and man-made “things” within his work, saying that he will “…usually choose subjects that nature has already taken a bite out of. A new, freshly painted, steel-hulled oil carrier doesn’t have too much appeal for me, but a well-worn wooden fishing boat…with peeling paint and patina from age and weathering, has become part of the natural world.”

Literature:

Robert Bateman and Ramsay Derry (text), “The Art of Robert Bateman”, Toronto, 2006, page 135.

Additional Info:

Department: Canadian Fine Art
Medium: Paintings
Signed