Artwork by John Scott,  Mars; Portrait of James Joyce

John Scott
Mars; Portrait of James Joyce

oil stick, graphite and acrylic on paper; ink on paper
- “Mars” (signed lower right and titled lower left; titled and dated 1981 on a gallery label on the reverse; 23.5 x 17.75 ins [sheet]);
- “Portrait of James Joyce” (titled and dated 1982 on a gallery label on the reverse; 23.5 x 17.75 ins [sheet])
23.5 x 17.75 ins ( 59.7 x 45.1 cms ) ( largest sheet )

Auction Estimate: $900.00$700.00 - $900.00

Price Realized $1,080.00
Sale date: August 15th 2023

Carmen Lamanna Gallery, Toronto
Private Collection, Nova Scotia

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John Scott
(1950 - 2022)

John Scott was born in Windsor, Ontario in 1950 and attended the Ontario College of Art, the University of Toronto and Centennial College between 1972 and 1976. His work often tackles apocalyptic themes, tragedy and human flaws. While still an adolescent, Scott left school during grade 10 to begin work in a factory. With this experience, Scott became involved with union activity, and became sensitized to workers’ rights and political issues. Coupled with Toronto street culture and heavy rock music, the artist’s works are steeped in political and proletariat angst. Scott was the recipient of the Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts in 2000.