Prints & Photography
November 14 — 19, 2020
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Luba Genush (1924- )
Lot 50 Details
Luba Genush (1924- ), Ukrainian/Canadian
ST. GEORGE, 1962
Colour block monoprint with paper collage on paper; signed and dated 1962 in pencil to margin, titled to exhibition label verso backing.
Image 22 ins x 33.5 ins; 55.9 cms x 85.1 cms
Private Collection, Victoria, BC
Ladies' Committee Sale of Contemporary Canadian Art, Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, Montréal, Québec, 1962 priced at $180.00 with the artist's address at 5260 Cumberland Avenue, Montreal 29 inscribed in pen and ink to the exhibition label verso backing
Luba's artworks, consisting of mainly prints and mixed media collage, explore the human figure and how they relate to technology. Her preoccupation extends back to the 1960s, when she was described in the Montréal Gazette as an artist who had been spending a lot of time in scrap yards, looking for the intriguing pieces of metal that would form parts of her latest sculptural work (Donna Flint, 1966).
In 1992, Genush travelled to Moscow for an exhibition called Montréal-Moscou, which also featured two other female Montréal artists having Soviet connections, Marina Popova and Natasha Wrangel.