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LOT 037

William Kurelek
1927 - 1977

Cleaning the Cow Barn in Winter
mixed media on board
signed and dated 1961 and on verso signed, titled on a label and dated
20 x 24 in 50.8 x 61 cm

Estimate: $30,000 - $50,000

Sold for: $46,250

Preview at: Heffel Vancouver

The Isaacs Gallery Ltd., Toronto
Private Collection, Toronto
Sold sale of Important Canadian Art, Sotheby's Canada in association with Ritchies, May 27, 2003, lot 7
Private Collection

Art Gallery of Windsor, William Kurelek: Artist with His Work, 1972

In a note affixed to the verso, William Kurelek wrote: "In the winter, one of the major chores, both morning and evening immediately preceding milking, was to clean out the manure in the barn - heavy and not very pleasant work, done by lamplight since the days were very short. A single horse pulled a 'stoneboat' through on which the manure was piled with fork and shovel followed by a sweep-up with a broom made from loose pieces of shrubs. The stoneboat was then taken out in the fields and the manure roughly spread, while in the barn, a new bedding of straw was laid."
This work is in the original frame made by Kurelek.

Estimate: $30,000 - $50,000

All prices are in Canadian Dollars

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