The Art of Canada Auction (Canadian Art)

May 30, 2016

LOT 105
MOLLY LAMB BOBAK, R.C.A.
  • MOLLY LAMB BOBAK, R.C.A.
  • MOLLY LAMB BOBAK, R.C.A.
  • MOLLY LAMB BOBAK, R.C.A.

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MOLLY LAMB BOBAK, R.C.A.

INTERIOR

oil on canvas
signed “Molly Lamb B”
40 ins x 48 ins; 101.6 cms x 121.9 cms

Estimate $15,000-$20,000

Realised: $18,000
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

Molly Bobak was an expressionist painter with a firm footing in reality. Though broadly known for her crowd scenes, Bobak also executed elegant floral still lifes and sophisticated interiors.

Bobak uses a gestural application of oil paint, and in this case, allows the thinned paint to run down the canvas. Bobak’s expressionist technique implies her personal connection with the room she paints, and is suggestive of the lives of those who inhabit them. Typically, Molly Bobak’s interiors will feature a large bouquet or bouquets of flowers centred on the composition. In the absence of figures, the flowers serve as a proxy life force.

Literature:

Cindy Richmond, Molly Lamb B: A Retrospective, Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina, 1993, cat. nos. 80 and 100 for related interiors, reproduced in colour.

Provenance:

Private Collection, Ontario

Additional Info:

Department: Canadian Fine Art
Medium: Paintings
Signed