Prints & Photography
April 17 — 22, 2021
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(HOMAGE): JACK HAMILTON BUSH (1909-1977)
Lot 36 Details
(HOMAGE): JACK HAMILTON BUSH (1909-1977), Canadian
SPECIAL EDITION FOLIO AND BOOK: HOMAGE TO JACK BUSH FOLIO (SUITE OF 8), 1983-4; JACK BUSH (DEDICATION COPY OF THE LIMITED EDITION BOOK)
Including “Homage to Jack Bush," the complete folio of eight original prints comprising of three colour silkscreens and five etchings with aquatint on paper and includes one by each of the following artists, as described:
William Perehudoff (1918–2013), Canadian, "Jacob’s Dance," 1984. Colour lithograph; signed, titled, dated 84 and numbered 22/90 in pencil;
Kathleen Margaret Graham (1913-2008) Canadian, “For Jack," 1983. Colour etching and aquatint on heavy wove Arches paper; signed, titled, dated /83 and numbered 22/90 in pencil
Dan Christensen (1942–2007) American, “One for Jack,” 1984. Colour etching; signed, titled, dated 1984 and numbered 22/90 in pencil;
Darryl Leo Hughto (1943-) American, "Grotto,” 1984. Colour etching with aquatint on heavy wove paper; signed, titled, dated 1984 and numbered 22/90 in pencil;
Friedel Dzubas (1915–1994) German/American,
“Fugue,” n.d. Colour silkscreen; signed, titled and numbered 22/90 in pencil;
Joseph Drapell (1940-) Canadian,“Heart,” 1984. Colour etching; signed, titled, dated and numbered 22/90 in pencil;
Michael Steiner (1945-) American, Untitled, n.d. Colour etching and aquatint; signed and numbered 22/90 in pencil;
Dorothy Elsie Knowles (1927-) Canadian, “Summer Day,” 1984. Colour lithograph; signed, titled, dated and numbered 22/90 in pencil.
Contained loose in a brown lined covered folio with ties.
The special dedication copy of the companion monograph book:
“Jack Bush," edited by Karen Wilkin, accompanied by the loose justification sheet, inside the front cover, signed by all eight artists and certified by Michael R. Feldman, Managing Director, with his signature, the sheet numbered 22/90 in pencil representing both the folio and book. Published by Merriot Editions, Ltd., Toronto, 1984.
Folio/Overall 40 ins x 30 ins; 101.6 cms x 76.2 cms
Private Collection, until 2020;
Sold to benefit Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, Ontario (KWAG) collection acquisitions
The limited edition original print portfolio, “Homage to Jack Bush” published as a tribute in honour of Jack Bush, commissioned eight selected Canadian and American artists to create an original signed and numbered print in honour of him and as a reflection of the personal relationship they had with the artist. Jack Bush was such an influential artist in Canada that an exhibition entitled "Heritage of Jack Bush - A Tribute" was developed and toured in his honour after his passing. The exhibition was held at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery in Oshawa from July 28-August 28, 1981 and then circulated throughout Ontario and Quebec well into 1983.
Following a 1981-83 touring exhibition, artists influenced by Jack's colour field painting and abstraction worked together to create “Homage to Jack Bush.” Each of the eight carefully selected Canadian and American artists represented created an original print in Jack’s honour. Each signed the accompanying justification sheet detailing this special limited edition book and folio, the book and folio all numbered the same, in an edition of /90, this lot grouping being numbered 22/90. Published by Merriot Editions, Ltd., Toronto in 1984.