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Current bid: $25,000 CAD
Bidding History
Paddle # Date Amount

816360 30-Jul-2020 01:57:59 PM $25,000

5507 18-Jul-2020 08:54:35 AM $22,500

LOT 104

Sybil Andrews
1898 - 1992

Wet Race Meeting
linocut in 4 colours, 1930
signed, titled The Wet Race Meeting in the margins, editioned 4/50 and inscribed "100"
9 1/4 x 7 in, 23.5 x 17.8 cm

Estimate: $25,000 - $35,000

Sold for: $31,250

Preview at: Heffel Toronto – 13 Hazelton Ave

Redfern Gallery, London, June 28, 1930
Collection of Mr. Rodney Capstick-Dale, London
Private Collection, USA

F.H. Hindle, "Exhibition of Lino-Cuts. Examples of a new trend in modern art on show at Shanghai Art Club," North-China Daily News, May 2, 1931, page 14
Peter White, Sybil Andrews, Glenbow Museum, 1982, reproduced page 51
Stephen Coppel, Sybil Andrews, 1995, reproduced page 108, catalogue #SA 8
Hana Leaper, Sybil Andrews Linocuts: A Complete Catalogue, 2015, page 55, reproduced page 55

Redfern Gallery, London, British Linocuts, 1930, traveling to the Shanghai Art Club, May 2- 4, 1931, same image, catalogue #57
Glenbow Museum, Sybil Andrews, September 14 - October 22, 1982, same image, catalogue #8

Wet Race Meeting is a very rare offering and a unique opportunity for the Sybil Andrews collector. This is the first time it has been offered at auction since 2008. Stephen Coppel explains that, "As the artist destroyed the blocks, only impressions numbered 1/50 to 11/50, plus 3 EPs, were made.”

In her catalogue raisonné of Andrews’s work, Hana Leaper writes that "This introduces one of Andrews' favourite themes: horse racing. The clever interrelation of blocks creates distinctive faces and hats that appear to humorously jostle one another, whilst cuboid hands are clenched in anticipation. A contemporary reviewer felt: 'this artist undoubtedly has got the atmosphere of a wet race meeting.' "

Coppel also notes that impressions were done on buff oriental laid tissue.

Please note: this work is unframed.

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