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November 3, 2016, 5:00 PM EST
Toronto, ON, Canada
Lot 28: TOM HOPKINS, HARBOUR, oil on canvas, 48 ins x 90.5 ins; 121.9 cms x 229.9 cms(6 views)
Description: TOM HOPKINSHARBOURoil on canvassigned; signed, titled and dated 1990 on the reverse 48 ins x 90.5 ins; 121.9 cms x 229.9 cms Provenance:Private Collection, CaliforniaLiterature:Tom Hopkins: New Paintings, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, 1997, page 4, the artist in conversation with Guido Molinari.Note:“For me, tension is the basis for all life. Certainly tension between two or three colours in a painting is what makes the painting vibrant, all contrasts – warm/cool, broad areas against detail, organic against mechanical. And of course, in many of my paintings I am interested in the wild versus the tame, water in nature against water imprisoned ‘civilized’ in a bowl or container.” - T. HopkinsEstimate: $7,000–9,000
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