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23910 28-May-2024 03:44:39 PM $4,000

The bidding history list updated on: Wednesday, June 19, 2024 09:39:23

LOT 819

1930 - 2019
Canadian

CPR Pier and Marine Building
archival pigment print, 1953
on verso signed, titled and editioned 13/20
30 x 20 in, 76.2 x 50.8 cm

Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000 CAD

Sold for: $5,000

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PROVENANCE
Equinox Gallery, Vancouver
Acquired from the above by the present Private Collection, Vancouver

LITERATURE
Grant Arnold and Michael Turner, Fred Herzog: Vancouver Photographs, Vancouver Art Gallery, 2007, essay by Michael Turner, pages 139 – 141, reproduced pages 35 and 139
Claudia Gochmann et. al., Fred Herzog: Photographs, 2011, reproduced, unpaginated
Fred Herzog: Modern Color, Equinox Gallery, 2017, reproduced page 29

EXHIBITED
Vancouver Art Gallery, Fred Herzog: Vancouver Photographs, January 25 - May 13, 2007


In his essay in Fred Herzog: Vancouver Photographs, for the artist’s 2007 Vancouver Art Gallery exhibition, Michael Turner writes:

As its title suggests, “CPR Pier and Marine Building” is a record of two events: a ship, under which the camera is standing, docking at the same moment the fog parts to reveal one of our city’s greatest landmarks, the Marine Building. Achieving this confluence would be an easy accomplishment today, with computers, but to Herzog it was serendipity.…

But the dominant structure in “CPR Pier and Marine Building” is the chain of embarkment/disembarkment stations in the foreground. Like the fog that once haunted our city, these stations were everywhere, only to be replaced by containers, which arrived around the same time construction began on Granville Mall.


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