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Lot #12

Artist David Alexander Colville
Title Koln Express #VII/XXIV
Media colour silkscreen on paper
Dated 1986
Size 17 x 27.5 in. / 43.2 x 69.8 cm.
Frame Size 27 x 36.75 x 1 in.

Place Absentee Bid

Notes
LOT OF TWO; signed, dated and numbered along bottom; framed with archival mat; minor damage on bottom corner of frame noted

Reference
lot includes first colour proof measuring the same size and framed with archival mat; the print originated from sketches the artist did when he was in Hong Kong and in one interview referred to the figure on the bench being based on himself [thank you DM for the help])

Provenance
private collection, Calgary

Sold $4,973 Estimate $5,000/$7,000

Biographical Information
David Alexander Colville ~ [1920-2013] Canadian RCA
see The Art of Alex Colville, by H.Dow, McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 1972; Alex Colville, Diary of a War Artist, by C.Lean & G.Metson, Nimbus Pub., 1981; Colville, by D.Burnett, A.G.O., 1983; Alex Colville - Paintings, Prints and Processes 1983-1994, by P.Fry, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts; Ordinary Magic, a Biographical Sketch of Alex Colville, by James R.C. Perkin, Lancelot Press, 1995; Alex Colville: Return, by Tom Smart, Douglas and McIntyre and Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, 2003; Six East Coast Painters, by C. Comfort, National Gallery, 1961; biography and other example in N.G.C. Vol.1, A-F, ed.C.Hill, pg.201

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