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Ken (Kenneth) Edison Danby

Ken (Kenneth) Edison Danby

Ken (Kenneth) Edison Danby
Spring 2017 - 1st Session Live auction

Lot # 065

Ken (Kenneth) Edison Danby
RCA 1940 - 2007 Canadian

Canada One
egg tempera on board
signed and dated 1983
38 x 28 in  96.5 x 71.1cm

Provenance:
Acquired directly from the Artist by the present Private Collection, Toronto

Throughout his career, Ken Danby chose themes and subjects that celebrate both Canada and the achievements of Canadians. The choice to depict Canada One is typical of Danby’s particular interest in sporting subjects such as hockey images, like his now famous In the Crease, his Olympic sports series, and an earlier group of paintings of competitors in the America’s Cup races. This sparkling image of the beautiful racing yacht Canada One, which competed in the 1983 race for the Louis Vuitton Cup, well represents several significant aspects of his work. Here, in Danby’s depiction of the ocean’s surface and the shimmering fabric of the sails, the speed of this sleek vessel and the intensity of the crew members at their tasks, we are reminded, first and foremost, of why Danby’s work is justifiably extolled for his outstanding technique as a High Realist painter.

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

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


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