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5507 01-Jun-2021 04:48:52 PM $6,000

LOT h011

1928 -

Green Running Shoes
bronze sculpture, 2019
signed and editioned 2/9
5 x 9 1/2 x 11 in, 12.7 x 24.1 x 27.9 cm

Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000

Sold for: $20,000

Preview at: Vancouver Art Gallery, 4th Floor

Donated by the Artist
Courtesy of Equinox Gallery, Vancouver

Gathie Falk was born in 1928 in Manitoba. In the 1950s, Falk began taking painting courses, subsequently studying pottery and sculpture at the University of British Columbia. In 1968, Falk was introduced to performance art and by 1976, she had created 15 performances, as well as many of her signature sculptural works, including her well-known Fruit Piles. In addition to over 50 solo exhibitions, Falk has received many awards, including the Gershon Iskowitz Prize (1990), Order of Canada (1997), Order of British Columbia (2002), the Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts (2003), the Viva Award for Lifetime Achievement (2012), and the Audain Prize for Lifetime Achievement in the Visual Arts (2013). Falk was the subject of retrospective exhibitions in 1985 and 2000 at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Her works are included in numerous private and public collections. Falk lives and works in Vancouver.

Displaying influences of Surrealism, Funk, Fluxus and Pop Art movements, Falk’s practice meticulously transforms objects of everyday experience into something extraordinary. Working in a variety of media that includes performance art, sculpture, ceramics, painting and drawing, Falk has produced works that feel almost dreamlike, reinventing clothing, fruit, plants, shoes or baseball caps into objects of much greater significance. As in the case of Green Running Shoes (2019), these objects are immediately relatable in their everyday familiarity.

The dimensions of each shoe are 5 x 4 3/4 x 11 inches.

Please note: Consignor Hammer Price proceeds of this lot will benefit the Vancouver Art Gallery.

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