Joyner’s Canadian Art Auction

May 25, 2012

LOT 123

Lot 123


Lot 123 Details


oil on canvas
signed and dated ‘71
37 ins x 31 ins; 92.5 cms x 77.5 cms

Estimate $20,000-$30,000

Realised: $22,420
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report


Thielsen Gallery, London.
Private Collection, Ontario.


Iris Nowell, Painters Eleven: The Wild Ones of Canadian Art, Vancouver/Toronto, 2010, page 316, for a similar landscape entitled Lakeside, Summer Morning (1961).


As Nakamura relocated throughout Canada during his lifetime, his artwork metamorphosed greatly; from representation of rural landscapes and cityscapes, to abstraction, to an increasingly magical amalgamation of abstraction and the natural world, the artist often worked simultaneously in these different styles. Deeply rooted in science and mathematics, Nakamura’s art explores nature as complex patterns. In “Landscape” (1971), the artist works within a limited palette of greens and blues, bringing his serene lakeside landscape into view through a meticulous play of deeper and lighter shades and calculated vertical and horizontal brushstrokes. The work seems to dissolve within its own magnificent abstract surface.


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LOT 123

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.)

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