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STANDARDS OF EXCELLENCE: THE BLEMA AND H. ARNOLD STEINBERG COLLECTION

Jack Bush
SOFT LEFT
Estimate
250,000350,000
LOT SOLD. 475,000 USD
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STANDARDS OF EXCELLENCE: THE BLEMA AND H. ARNOLD STEINBERG COLLECTION

Jack Bush
SOFT LEFT
Estimate
250,000350,000
LOT SOLD. 475,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Jack Bush
1909 - 1977
SOFT LEFT
signed, titled and dated Toronto Jan. 1967 on the reverse
acrylic on canvas
72 3/4 by 114 1/4 in. 184.8 by 290.2 cm.
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This painting will be included in the forthcoming Jack Bush Paintings: A Catalogue Raisonné by Dr. Sarah Stanners.

Provenance

André Emmerich Gallery, New York
Harcus-Krakow Gallery, Boston
Collection of Georges and Lois de Menil, New York
André Emmerich Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner in April 1981

Exhibited

New York, André Emmerich Gallery, Jack Bush, September - October 1967, illustrated in color on the cover
Boston, Harcus-Krakow Gallery, Jack Bush, 1970

Literature

Robert Fulford,"Bush and Hurtubise: Bigger and Better," Toronto Daily Star, 27 September 1967, p. 39
Emily Wasserman, "Jack Bush," Artforum, Vol. 6, No. 3, November 1967, p. 61, illustrated
Kenworth Moffett, "Jack Bush: Illusions of Transparency," artmagazine, Vol. 70, No. 1, March 1971, p. 43, illustrated
Karen Wilkin, Ed., Jack Bush, Toronto 1984, p. 109, illustrated in color
Karen Thomson, Ed., The Blema and H. Arnold Steinberg Collection, Montreal 2015, cat. no. 15, p. 24, illustrated in color

Catalogue Note

"In 1967, Bush allowed the striped areas to take over entirely and produced a series of pictures based on banded configurations in which the color areas were made severely rectangular and related to the edges of the canvas by being made to run either parallel or diagonal to those edges...The tautness of these compositions is enhanced by a careful unmodulated paint application and by the use of color of unaccustomed intensity...In general, the large striped pictures of 1967 represent for Bush a synthetic peak and the accomplishment that finally released him from the claims of keeping up with major art elsewhere in the world."
Charles W. Millard, "Jack Bush," The Hudson Review, Vol. 24, No. 1, Spring 1971, pp. 147-148 

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