David Bolduc



signed, titled and dated 1981 on the overflap
108 ins x 67 ins; 274.3 cms x 170.2 cms

May 30, 2016

Estimate $4,000-$5,000

Realised: $6,000

Bolduc’s trademark vertical thrust

For many years, David Bolduc used what Gary Michael Dault described as a “trademark vertical thrust” to anchor his compositions. Dault recalls the artist telling him that this signature motif began as the hands of a watch pointing towards midnight. Over time, the “line of organizational force” became less rigid. In Aid to Memory this organizational force serves to enliven the picture plane and is in turn echoed by the colourful ladders that act, rather classically, as repoussoir elements to frame the composition.

Gary Michael Dault “David Bolduc: Towards a More Interior Life”, David Bolduc: Days and Nights in the Forest, (catalogue), Christopher Cutts Gallery, 2010, unpaginated.

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