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Joyce Wieland

Joyce Wieland

Joyce Wieland
Post-War & Contemporary Art Live auction

Lot # 041

Joyce Wieland
OC RCA 1931 - 1998 Canadian

(Parade) On Lower BWY
mixed media collage on canvas 1963 ~ 1964
signed and on verso signed, titled and dated June
40 x 30 in  101.6 x 76.2cm

Acquired directly from the Artist by a Private Collector, Montreal
By descent to a Private Collection, Montreal
Acquired from the above by the present Private Collection, Calgary

In 1962, Joyce Wieland and her artist husband Michael Snow moved to New York City, where they stayed until 1971. While there, Wieland began to use new materials and media, such as film and sculptural assemblage. Her paintings, which blended Abstract Expressionist paint handling and Pop Art imagery, often included messages, signs and symbols – such as the stars and hearts we see here. With its strong primary colours and collaged elements popping forward off the surface, this punchy work barely contains its raw vitality within the rectangular format. It is possible that the title refers to the tickertape parades that occurred along Broadway in New York, honouring heads of state, returning veterans, individuals of accomplishment and sports champions. Celebratory parades clearly intrigued Wieland, as after her return to Ontario in 1971, she organized a parade that included a 100-piece marching band to open her exhibition True Patriot Love at the National Gallery of Canada.

The McMichael Canadian Art Collection’s 2017 exhibition Passion Over Reason: Tom Thomson and Joyce Wieland included early 1960s collages such as this, and Wieland’s 1962 collage entitled Heart-on is in the collection of the National Gallery of Canada.

Estimate: $20,000 ~ $30,000 CAD

Sold For: $34,250.00 CAD (including buyer's premium)

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