Spring Curated

May 05 - May 26, 2022


This session is closed for bidding.
Current bid: $22,500 CAD
Bidding History
Paddle # Date Amount

9343 26-May-2022 01:06:37 PM $22,500

871323 26-May-2022 01:05:13 PM $20,000

9343 26-May-2022 01:02:08 PM $19,000

871323 26-May-2022 01:00:05 PM $18,000

9343 26-May-2022 12:59:10 PM $17,000

871323 26-May-2022 12:58:29 PM $16,000

9343 26-May-2022 12:30:07 PM $15,000

823348 26-May-2022 10:59:30 AM $14,000

21507 15-May-2022 05:41:31 AM $13,000

823348 06-May-2022 08:19:00 PM $12,000

The bidding history list updated on: Monday, April 22, 2024 02:45:54

LOT 031

1909 - 1998

acrylic on canvas
signed and dated 1980 and on verso titled on the gallery label
49 x 75 in, 124.5 x 190.5 cm

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

Sold for: $28,125

Preview at:

Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver
Private Collection, Toronto

Scott Watson, Jack Shadbolt, 1990, page 192-193

Throughout his career, Jack Shadbolt maintained a fascination with heraldry, flags, and banners - bearers of rich symbolism evoked in the relationships between shape and colour. Produced during a period where Shadbolt was urgently focussing on abstraction, Tapestry is an animated demonstration of Shadbolt’s desire to convey the vital, elemental potentials of non-figurative painting. A broad atmosphere of blue acts as the base to a patchwork motley of reds, yellows, greens, and browns: the structure of the work arises naturally out of the artist's use of shape, colour, and energetic composition. For Shadbolt, the process of painting is something living and organic, whereby the work declares itself through abstracted structure and exuberant colour. "His 'search for form,'" says Scott Watson, "is testimony to his belief that a painting must stand on its own and that abstract visual language has meaning, which, while it can describe, cannot be translated into language."

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