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Lot #235

Artist Katie von der Ohe
Title Muskeg Baby #2
Media steel and bronze sculpture
Dated 2008
Size 44.75 x 16.75 x 5 in. / 113.7 x 42.5 x 12.7 cm.

Place Absentee Bid

signed, titled and dated on bottom of cone; in 3 pieces; loosely mounted on wood support measuring [57 x 12 x 0.75 inches]

another version of this piece is currently on display at the retrospective exhibition Katie Ohe that is currently on at the Esker Foundation, Calgary and runs from January 25 - September 6, 2020; and another version of this from 1997-1999 is in the collection of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts; for more about Katie Ohe, please read the Globe and Mail review of the Esker exhibition eskerfoundation.com/2020/02/08/katie-ohe-at-esker-the-globe-and-mail; In her own words, Ohe has described the muskeg's influence, ' My early years were spent growing up in muskeg country. I understood the muskeg to be a formidable, mystical place, a place where you could suddenly sink into the unstable wetland and disappear forever. To me it was a flat, limitless distant land full of pools, lakes and sloughs of open water. It was sometimes hidden in mist and fog... Ecologically, the muskeg thrives with birth-life and death-decay and new life again.' - Katie Ohe: Ethos, Now and Then from Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary)

private collection, Calgary

Estimate $9,000/$12,000

Biographical Information
Katie von der Ohe ~ [b.1937] Canadian ASA, RCA
see Katie Ohe, by R.Gordon, A.C.A., Pub. 1991; biography and another example in Founders of the A.C.A., by V.Greenfield, pg.95; Shell Canada Collection, by B.Shammas, pg.39, Shell Canada, Calgary, 1977; Alberta Society of Artists, the First Seventy Five Years, by K.Zimon, plate 59, UofC Press; Artists of Alberta, by S.Baker, pg.36, University of Alberta Press, 1980; biographies in Dict. of Canadian Artists, by C.MacDonald, Vol.5, pg.1428; Collector's Dictionary of Canadian Artists at Auction, by A.Westbridge, Vol.3, pg.60, Westbridge Pub., 2001