Prints and Photography

August 08 - 13, 2020

Online Auction
LOT 28
Alexander Colville (1920-2013)
  • Alexander Colville (1920-2013)
  • Alexander Colville (1920-2013)
  • Alexander Colville (1920-2013)

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Alexander Colville (1920-2013), Canadian

BLACK CAT, 1996

Colour silkscreen; signed, dated 1996 and numbered 35/70 in pencil to the margin
Image 14.25 x 14.25 in — 36.2 x 36.2 cm

Estimate $6,000-$8,000

Realised: $5,100
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

A partially obscured self-portrait and a cat’s apparent disregard for organization are set against mathematically spaced window panes and floor boards in Black Cat (1996), highlighting one of Colville’s favoured themes: order vs. chaos. The triangular ruler, once precisely arranged on the table top, becomes a mere play thing and breaks the ordered composition.

Provenance:

Private Collection, Calgary, AB