Capture Benefit Auction
1st Session

September 07 - September 21, 2022

This session is closed for bidding.
Current bid: $9,000 CAD
Bidding History
Paddle # Date Amount
34245 21-Sep-2022 12:54:05 PM $9,000
872449 21-Sep-2022 12:24:56 AM $8,500
872439 21-Sep-2022 12:24:18 AM $8,000 autobid
872449 21-Sep-2022 12:24:18 AM $7,500
872439 19-Sep-2022 06:09:40 PM $7,000 autobid
34245 19-Sep-2022 04:07:32 PM $6,500
872364 13-Sep-2022 11:12:15 AM $6,000

LOT h004

1961 -

Scientific Titanium White Planet, Scientific Cadmium Medium Red Planet, Scientific Ultramarine Planet, Scientific Cadmium Medium Yellow Planet,
inkjet prints, 2003 - 2022
18 x 18 in, 45.7 x 45.7 cm

Estimate: $8,000 - $10,000 CAD

Sold for: $11,250

Preview at:

Courtesy of the Artist and Daniel Faria Gallery, Toronto

This work is edition AP 1/2. Please note: each work measures 18 x 18 inches.

Douglas Coupland’s work explores themes of twentieth century pop culture, postmodernity, the human condition, and the technological revolution. His practice celebrates the mass-produced, often deploying readymades displayed with a maximalist approach. The works featured here take inspiration from an earlier series that featured transparencies of paint cans used by celebrated artist and Coupland’s friend Gordon Smith. As Smith painted, the paint cans filled with various vibrant colours as they mixed and flowed into one another, evidencing his use. Here, the medium itself becomes a new painting of sorts, or a scientific study imitating their planetary counterparts.

Coupland’s work has been presented locally and internationally at venues such as Vancouver Art Gallery; West Vancouver Art Museum; Daniel Faria Gallery, Toronto; Jameel Arts Centre, United Arab Emirates; Villa Stuck, Munich; and Witte De With, Netherlands, amongst others. He is an Officer of the Order of Canada and a member of the Order of British Columbia. Coupland lives and works in Vancouver.

Consignor proceeds will benefit Capture Photography Festival.

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Curatorial text courtesy of Capture Photography Festival.

All prices are in Canadian Dollars

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