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Paul-Émile Borduas

Paul-Émile Borduas

Paul-Émile Borduas
Spring 2017 - 1st Session Live auction

Lot # 043

Paul-Émile Borduas
AUTO CAS QMG RCA 1905 - 1960 Canadian

Sous la mer (Nature morte au poisson)
oil on canvas
signed and dated 1945 and on verso titled Nature-morte au poisson on the gallery labels
32 x 43 in  81.3 x 109.2cm

Provenance:
Line Larocque
A.M. Valentin, Montreal
Galerie L'Art Français Ltée., Montreal
Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, 1981
Private Collection, Ontario

Literature:
Claude Jasmin, "Du lyrisme incandescent à la tragédie classique," Arts et Lettres, La Presse, January 20, 1962, page 5
François-Marc Gagnon, "La Cité absurd: Analyse structurale d'un tableau de Borduas," Critère, no. 18, spring 1977, page 192
Guy Robert, La peinture au Québec depuis ses origines, 1978, page 94
Andre Bourassa, "Refus Global: Current Interpretation," Artscanada, vol. 35, no. 224 - 225, December 1978 – January 1979, reproduced
Laurier Lacroix et al., Leduc, Borduas, Le sage et le rebelle: L'empreinte de deux grands artistes, Société d'histoire de Beloeil—Mont-Saint-Hilaire et Musée d'art de Mont-Saint-Hilaire, 2005, page 34

Exhibited:
Henry Morgan & Co., Montreal, Oeuvres de Paul-Émile Borduas, April 23 - May 4, 1946
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Federation of Canadian Artists, Contemporary Artists and Collectors, April 7 – 22, 1951, titled as L'Attente or Sous la mer
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal Festivals, Some Modern Canadian Artists / Peinture moderne canadienne, August 1953
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Paul-Émile Borduas, 1905 - 1960, January 11 - February 11, 1962, traveling to the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; the Art Gallery of Toronto; and the Musée du Québec, Quebec City, 1962 - 1963, catalogue #43
Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, Paul-Émile Borduas, May 6 - August 7, 1988, catalogue #25
Musée d'art de Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Quebec, Leduc, Borduas, Le sage et le rebelle: L'empreinte de deux grands artistes, October 2, 2005 - January 29, 2006

Literature Continued:
François-Marc Gagnon, Paul-Émile Borduas (1905 - 1960): Biographie critique et analyse de l'oeuvre, 1978, reproduced figure 40, mentioned pages 167, 173, 174, 193, 305, 330, 478, 485 and 528
Guy Robert, La peinture au Québec depuis ses origines, 1978, reproduced page 94, titled as Improvisation
André Beaudet, La désespérante expérience Borduas, 1981, page 60
François-Marc Gagnon, Paul-Émile Borduas, catalogue d'exposition, Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, 1988, page 188, reproduced figure 40
André-G. Bourassa and Gilles Lapointe, éditeurs, Paul-Émile Borduas: Écrits II, tome 1: 1923 - 1953, 1997, page 437
François-Marc Gagnon, Paul-Émile Borduas: A Critical Biography, 2013, reproduced page 167, mentioned pages 168, 291 and 314
This work is #2005-0118 in the Borduas catalogue raisonné.
For full cataloguing, essay and images in PDF format please click here

Estimate: $90,000 ~ $120,000 CAD

Sold For: $253,250.00 CAD (including buyer's premium)


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