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Marcelle Ferron

Marcelle Ferron

Marcelle Ferron
Spring 2017 - 1st Session Live auction

Lot # 011

Marcelle Ferron
AANFM AUTO CAS QMG RCA SAAVQ SAPQ 1924 - 2001 Canadian

Sans titre
oil on board circa 1960
signed and on verso signed and inscribed "À Rinda et Jean pour leurs amours"
9 7/8 x 27 1/2 in  25.1 x 69.8cm

Provenance:
Acquired directly from the Artist, Paris
By descent to the present Private Collection, France

Literature:
Robert Enright, Marcelle Ferron: Monograph, Galerie Simon Blais, 2008, page 13

Marcelle Ferron was a signatory of the 1948 Refus global manifesto and one of the leading figures of the Automatist movement. Her work was in important group shows such as the 77th Annual Spring Exhibition at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in 1960 and the Bienal de São Paulo in 1961. This elegant oil on board was a gift from Ferron to a friend during her stay in Paris (1953 – 1966). In Sans titre, her classic swathes of paint stretch across the board horizontally, a unique format in the artist's oeuvre, and in her palette, warm browns and corals are balanced by luminous whites and cool turquoise. Using her palette knife, Ferron arranged her colours in overlapping layers that reveal the grainy texture of the paint, and her planes of colour fold and unfold in fluid, wavelike movements. To use art critic Robert Enright's words, her paintings “have an irresistible physical presence and an equally compelling rhythm.” Indeed, the composition is dynamic and restless, yet quite soft and delicate. This exquisite work is a quintessential example from the artist’s best and most coveted period.

Estimate: $15,000 ~ $25,000 CAD

Sold For: $40,250.00 CAD (including buyer's premium)


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