Artwork by David Bierk,  Three Classical Figures

David Bierk
Three Classical Figures

oil on canvas
signed with initials lower right; unframed
20 x 20 ins ( 50.8 x 50.8 cms )

Auction Estimate: $3,000.00$2,000.00 - $3,000.00

Price Realized $3,840.00
Sale date: November 17th 2020

Private Collection, Toronto
With masterful skill, David Bierk culled well-known imagery from art history, incorporating iconic artworks into his own lexicon. Appropriation was an important artistic strategy for a number of post-modern artists, who shifted the context of found imagery to create new layers of meaning. Bierk contrasts historical paintings with mixed materials, exploring the cultural frameworks of the past and present.

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David Bierk
(1944 - 2002)