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Lot #15

Artist Molly Lamb Bobak
Title Wilmot Downs
Media oil on wood board
Size 12 x 15.75 in. / 30.5 x 40 cm.
Frame Size 19 x 23 x 2.25 in.

Place Absentee Bid

signed lower right; signed and titled verso; framed

'My sense of ease, I think, came from working at the Wilmot Downs racetrack in Fredericton from an early age, when I stabled my horse, Missy... The barn also housed numerous weathered relics, racetrack men who were usually peacefully drunk on whisky. I always felt safe with them, and I was. My job was collecting urine from the winning horse on race nights for drug testing. I was handed a cup on the end of a long stick, and as the steaming, sinewy horse was hosed off, I had to hold the cup strategically and whistle. Those were happy days, my coming-of-age years at the old racetrack, on late nights that smelled of French fries and horse liniment. That was where I became wise to the world.' from Last Dance in Shediac: Memories of My Mum, Molly Lamb Bobak by Anny Scoones, pub. 2015 pg.21-22)

Kastel Gallery, Montreal, partial label verso

Hammer $8,000 Estimate $5,000/$7,000

Biographical Information
Molly Lamb Bobak ~ [1920-2014] Canadian RCA
see Double Duty, Sketches and Diaries of Molly Lamb Bobak, by C.Gossage, Canadian War Museum, 1992; Molly Lamb Bobak - a Retrospective, by C.Richmond, MacKenzie Art Gallery, 1993 for other examples and biography; and N.G.C. Vol.1, A-F, ed.C.Hill, pg.102; A.G.O., by the A.G.O., pg.36; exhibition list in M.M.F.A., by E.McMann, pg.35; North American Women Artists of the Twentieth Century, ed. J.Heller, pg.76, Garland Pub., 1995; biographies in MacDonald, Vol.1, pg.55 and Westbridge, Vol.1, pg.36; see website at www.bobakart.com