Post-War & Contemporary Art

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Artwork by David T. Alexander, Colour, Colour and More Yellow
Lot #224
DAVID T. ALEXANDER
Colour, Colour and More Yellow

acrylic on canvas
signed and titled 2004 lower right; titled and dated in pencil on the reverse; titled and dated to a gallery label on the reverse
21.75 x 75 ins ( 55.2 x 190.5 cms )

Auction Estimate: $4,000.00$3,000.00 - $4,000.00
Price Realized: $8,520.00
Sale date: May 30th 2023

Artwork by Barbara Astman, Daily Collage # 48
Lot #217
BARBARA ASTMAN
Daily Collage # 48

collage and digital print
signed, titled, dated 2011 and numbered 1/1 on a gallery label on the backing on the reverse
32 x 42 ins ( 81.3 x 106.7 cms ) ( sight )

Auction Estimate: $5,000.00$3,000.00 - $5,000.00
Price Realized: $4,440.00
Sale date: May 30th 2023

Artwork by Matt Bahen, Perfect Surgery
Lot #278
MATT BAHEN
Perfect Surgery

oil on canvas
unframed
60 x 82.5 ins ( 152.4 x 209.6 cms )

This sale is now closed.

Artwork by John Ballantyne, Ground Hog Day
Lot #234
JOHN BALLANTYNE
Ground Hog Day

acrylic on board
signed lower right; signed, titled and dated “Feb 4 - Feb 25 - 85” on the reverse
48 x 27 ins ( 121.9 x 68.6 cms )

Auction Estimate: $3,000.00$2,000.00 - $3,000.00
Price Realized: $1,800.00
Sale date: May 30th 2023

Artwork by Christian Marcel Barbeau, Sans titre
Lot #243
CHRISTIAN MARCEL BARBEAU
Sans titre

collage on paper
signed and dated 1992 lower right; titled and dated 1992 on a label on the reverse
8.75 x 11.75 ins ( 22.2 x 29.8 cms ) ( sheet )

Auction Estimate: $1,500.00$1,200.00 - $1,500.00
Price Realized: $960.00
Sale date: May 30th 2023

Artwork by Carl Beam, Growing Threats; Humpback
Lot #279
CARL BEAM
Growing Threats; Humpback

two mixed media works on plexiglass
each signed lower left; each unframed
12 x 9 ins ( 30.5 x 22.9 cms ) ( each )

Auction Estimate: $700.00$500.00 - $700.00
Price Realized: $480.00
Sale date: May 30th 2023

Artwork by Paul-Vanier Beaulieu, Sans titre
Lot #202
PAUL-VANIER BEAULIEU
Sans titre

oil on canvas
signed on the reverse
5.5 x 7 ins ( 14 x 17.8 cms )

Auction Estimate: $3,000.00$2,000.00 - $3,000.00
Price Realized: $1,920.00
Sale date: May 30th 2023

Artwork by David Bierk, Eulogy for a Planet, After History
Lot #231
DAVID BIERK
Eulogy for a Planet, After History

oil on canvas
initialed lower right; signed, artist’s stamp and dated “28 Nov. 2000” on the reverse; titled to a gallery label on the reverse; titled and dated 2000 to one other label on the reverse
68 x 55 ins ( 172.7 x 139.7 cms )

Auction Estimate: $8,000.00$6,000.00 - $8,000.00
Price Realized: $6,000.00
Sale date: May 30th 2023

Artwork by Pierre Blanchette, Nimbe Rosé (no. 498)
Lot #249
PIERRE BLANCHETTE
Nimbe Rosé (no. 498)

acrylic on canvas
signed with artist’s stamp on the reverse; titled and inscribed “146 x 114 printemps 2000” along the upper edge on the reverse; titled and dated 1999 on a gallery label on the reverse; unframed
57.75 x 44.75 ins ( 146.7 x 113.7 cms )

This sale is now closed.

Artwork by Ronald William Bolt, Waiting for Maria
Lot #222
RONALD WILLIAM BOLT
Waiting for Maria

oil on board
signed, titled and dated 1994 on the reverse
17 x 30 ins ( 43.2 x 76.2 cms )

This sale is now closed.

Artwork by Jordi Bonet, Untitled
Lot #236
JORDI BONET
Untitled

bronze
incised artist name and numbered 2/3 on the base
9 x 5.75 x 2 ins ( 22.9 x 14.6 x 5.1 cms ) ( overall )

This sale is now closed.

Artwork by Frank Leonard Brooks, Garden Forms
Lot #260
FRANK LEONARD BROOKS
Garden Forms

collage and acrylic on canvas
signed lower right; signed, dated 1972 and titled on the reverse; titled and dated on the gallery label on the reverse
45 x 35.25 ins ( 114.3 x 89.5 cms )

This sale is now closed.

Artwork by Edward Burtynsky, Three Gorges Dam Project, Wushan #3, Yangtze River, China
Lot #215
EDWARD BURTYNSKY
Three Gorges Dam Project, Wushan #3, Yangtze River, China

colour chromogenic print
signed, titled, dated 2002 and numbered 1/10 on a label on the reverse, signed, titled, dated and numbered on a gallery label on the backing on the reverse
27 x 33.5 ins ( 68.6 x 85.1 cms ) ( image )

This sale is now closed.

Artwork by Edward Burtynsky, Uralkali Potash Mine #8, Berezniki, Russia 2017
Lot #229
EDWARD BURTYNSKY
Uralkali Potash Mine #8, Berezniki, Russia 2017

digital print
signed, titled, and dated 2018 on a gallery label on the reverse; unframed
12 x 16 ins ( 30.5 x 40.6 cms ) ( sheet )

Auction Estimate: $1,500.00$1,200.00 - $1,500.00
Price Realized: $1,320.00
Sale date: May 30th 2023

Artwork by Edward Burtynsky, Before the Flood
Lot #214
EDWARD BURTYNSKY
Before the Flood

boxed limited edition book with giclée print
a published companion to the exhibition “Before the Flood”, this book has a handcrafted binding and is presented within a matching box with a publication/series information label within that is numbered 23.

The book includes:

Edward Burtynsky
“Three Gorges Dam Project, Dam #1, Yangtze River, China”, 2002
achival giclée print
signed and numbered 23/100 in the lower margin
12.5 ins x 15.5 ins (sheet); unframed


12.5 x 15.5 ins ( 31.8 x 39.4 cms ) ( giclée sheet size )

Auction Estimate: $1,200.00$800.00 - $1,200.00
Price Realized: $780.00
Sale date: May 30th 2023

Artwork by Jack Hamilton Bush, Agony
Lot #262
JACK HAMILTON BUSH
Agony

oil on board
signed lower right; inscribed “P-95” on a label on the reverse
12 x 15.75 ins ( 30.5 x 40 cms )

Auction Estimate: $8,000.00$6,000.00 - $8,000.00
Price Realized: $6,000.00
Sale date: May 30th 2023

Artwork by Jack Hamilton Bush, Jeté en l’air
Lot #201
JACK HAMILTON BUSH
Jeté en l’air

serigraph in colours
signed, titled, dated 1976 and numbered 11/100 in the lower margin
29.5 x 40 ins ( 74.9 x 101.6 cms ) ( sight )

Auction Estimate: $6,000.00$4,000.00 - $6,000.00
Price Realized: $4,800.00
Sale date: May 30th 2023

Artwork by Leonard Cohen, One Little Guy
Lot #274
LEONARD COHEN
One Little Guy

serigraph
signed, titled, dated 2007, numbered 7/100 and stamped "Order of the Unified Heart" in the lower margin
15 x 12 ins ( 38.1 x 30.5 cms ) ( sheet )

Auction Estimate: $1,000.00$800.00 - $1,000.00
Price Realized: $3,120.00
Sale date: May 30th 2023

Artwork by Lynne Cohen, Untitled
Lot #216
LYNNE COHEN
Untitled

c print
titled, dated 2008 and numbered 3/5 on a gallery label on the backing on the reverse
32 x 40 ins ( 81.3 x 101.6 cms ) ( sight )

Auction Estimate: $7,000.00$5,000.00 - $7,000.00
Price Realized: $8,520.00
Sale date: May 30th 2023

Artwork by Alan Caswell Collier, Resurrection Bay, Alaska (South of Seward)
Lot #226
ALAN CASWELL COLLIER
Resurrection Bay, Alaska (South of Seward)

oil on board
signed lower right; signed and titled on the reverse; titled to a gallery label on the reverse
12 x 16 ins ( 30.5 x 40.6 cms )

Auction Estimate: $3,000.00$2,000.00 - $3,000.00
Price Realized: $2,880.00
Sale date: May 30th 2023

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