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Lise Gervais

Lise Gervais

Lise Gervais
Fall 2016 - 1st Session Live auction

Lot # 009

Lise Gervais
QMG 1933 - 1998 Canadian

Un empire de sources diaprées
oil on linen 1972
on verso signed, titled and inscribed "Parallèles Magnétiques" (crossed out)
60 x 72 in  152.4 x 182.9cm

Provenance:
Bram Garber, Montreal
Sold sale of Canadian Art, Joyner / Waddington's, December 2, 2003, lot 115
Private Collection, Toronto

Literature:
Walter Krieghoff, A Collector's Choice of Canadian Art: The Bram Garber Collection, 1981, reproduced page 38

Lise Gervais was only 15 years old when the Refus global manifesto was published in 1948. Not long after completing her studies at the École des beaux-arts in Montreal, with members of the Automatist movement as her mentors, she gravitated towards Abstract Expressionist work. Gervais's paintings—bold, energetic, infused with brilliant colour laid on in unabashed swathes—are immediately identifiable as her creations. Their visual strength belies the personal and professional struggles and isolation she was to experience throughout her life. The title of this painting touches on a major element of Gervais's unique employment of pigment in creating a grand statement. A loose translation of the title is "an empire of colourful sources," emphasizing the strong, rich colours that inhabit this large and impressive composition.

Estimate: $30,000 ~ $50,000 CAD

Sold For: $44,250.00 CAD (including buyer's premium)


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