The Art of Canada Auction (Canadian Art)

May 30, 2016

LOT 148

Lot 148


Lot 148 Details


oil on panel
signed and dated ‘88; also signed, titled, dated 1988 and inscribed “Scale 1:4” and “Maquette pour Ciné-plex Odeon - Chicago” on the reverse
21 ins x 48 ins; 53.3 cms x 121.9 cms

Estimate $5,000-$7,000

Realised: $4,920
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report

Additional Images

Private Collection, Toronto


Cyndie Campbell, Ulysse Comtois: Photographs, Ottawa: National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, 2011, page 1.


In Autumn Morning Ulysse Comtois uses a modified pointillist technique, marking his panel with strokes and daubs of vivid colour.

Although Comtois is known primarily as an abstract artist, his career was characterized by exploration in myriad media and styles. As Comtois once stated, “My ideology of art is that there are no categories such as abstract art or figurative art. These are not mutually exclusive areas. On the contrary, they form one continuous area. It’s a question of degree, not of type. There are works that are more or less abstract; that’s all.”


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LOT 148

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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