Artwork by Michael Thompson,  Temptation

Michael Thompson
Temptation

graphite on paper
signed, titled and dated 1983 in the lower margin; sold with a copy of “Michael Thompson, Recent Works November 3-21, 1984” (Gallery Moos Limited, Toronto, 1984)
23 x 26 ins ( 58.4 x 66 cms ) ( subject )

Auction Estimate: $700.00$500.00 - $700.00

Price Realized $1,652.00
Sale date: January 28th 2020

Provenance:
Gallery Moos, Toronto
Collection of Paul Duval, Toronto
Exhibited:
Michael Thompson, Recent Works November 3-21, 1984, Gallery Moos Limited, Toronto, 1984, no. 15.
Literature:
“Michael Thompson, Recent Works November 3-21, 1984”, Gallery Moos Limited, Toronto, 1984, reproduced, unpaginated (no.15)
As Paul Duval notes,“Once in a while, an artist comes along who is totally preoccupied with a given theme, and explores it with an intensity that almost amounts to an obsession. For two years, Michael Thompson has placed his talents and creative energy at the disposal of his theme, punk queen Mary Suha. His remarkable drawings and paintings of Mary introduce a new intensity into realist painting in Canada. He has portrayed her in a multitude of moods and poses - vulnerable, spent, posturing, distraught and arrogant in turn.”

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Michael Thompson
(1954)