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Current bid: $32,500 CAD
Bidding History
Paddle # Date Amount

816360 30-Jul-2020 02:02:42 PM $32,500

24141 30-Jul-2020 02:00:59 PM $30,000

816360 30-Jul-2020 01:59:39 PM $27,500

24141 30-Jul-2020 01:33:55 PM $25,000

2580 25-Jul-2020 01:01:26 AM $22,500

816360 09-Jul-2020 12:27:56 AM $20,000

LOT 105

Sybil Andrews
1898 - 1992

Rush Hour
linocut in 3 colours, 1930
signed, titled and editioned 10/50
8 x 9 3/4 in, 20.3 x 24.8 cm

Estimate: $30,000 - $50,000

Sold for: $40,250

Preview at: Heffel Toronto – 13 Hazelton Ave

DeVooght Galleries Ltd., Vancouver, 1978
Private Collection, Toronto
Sold sale of Fine Canadian Art, Heffel Fine Art Auction House, November 28, 2013, lot 102
Private Collection, Toronto

Peter White, Sybil Andrews, Glenbow Museum, 1982, reproduced page 52
Stephen Coppel, Linocuts of the Machine Age, 1995, page 108, reproduced page 109, catalogue #SA 9
Clifford S. Ackley, editor, Rhythms of Modern Life: British Prints 1914 - 1939, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 2008, reproduced inside front and inside back cover and reproduced page 88
Gordon Samuel, The Cutting Edge of Modernity, Osborne Samuel, 2013, reproduced page 29
Hana Leaper, Sybil Andrews Linocuts: A Complete Catalogue Raisonné, 2015, reproduced page 56

Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Sybil Andrews, September 14 - October 22, 1982, same image, catalogue #9
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Rhythms of Modern Life: British Prints 1914 - 1939, January 3 - June 1, 2008, traveling to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, same image, catalogue #38
Osborne Samuel, The Cutting Edge of Modernity, April 11 - May 11, 2013, same image

Stephen Coppel writes: “Inspired by the Futurists’ challenge to depict the modern machine age, Andrews, like [Cyril] Power, presents the London Underground as the obvious symbol of modernity. The marching feet of commuters on the escalators are treated as a series of abstracted arcs and curves, suggestive of hurried movement.” The Futurists saw the world as something in constant flux, in ceaseless motion, a state created by the new machine age with its automobiles, trains and airplanes. To the Grosvenor School of printmakers, of which Sybil Andrews was a part, speed and movement as a part of modern urban life was a fascinating subject. Andrews’s compelling linocuts all encapsulate this motion to some degree, and in Rush Hour, it manifests through the commuters and their forward-moving sense of purpose. Strong, stylized shapes and the anonymity of the people put all the emphasis on the message of dynamic motion, resulting in an impactful image charged with energy.

This is a fine impression on thin cream oriental laid paper.

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