Canadian Fine Art Auction

November 24, 2014

LOT 55
SYBIL ANDREWS
  • SYBIL ANDREWS
  • SYBIL ANDREWS

55

SYBIL ANDREWS

SPEEDWAY, 1934

linocut
signed, titled and numbered 13/60
14.25 ins x 10 ins; 36.2 cms x 25.4 cms

Estimate $45,000-$60,000

Realised: $106,200
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

Speedway was created while Sybil Andrews was working in London, prior to her immigration to Canada in 1947. Andrews studied the art of linocutting at the Grosvenor School of Modern Art during the late 1920s and into the 1930s. Famous for her depictions of labourers and sporting people, Andrews captures the dynamism of the machine age.

The Glenbow exhibition catalogue entry for Speedway notes: “This image initially was conceived as an idea for a London Transport Board poster. However, it was never executed as a poster.”

Literature:

Peter White, Sybil Andrews: colour linocuts, exhibition catalogue, Glenbow Museum, Calgary, 1982, page 37, reproduced in colour and page 57, cat. no.29, reproduced.

Provenance:

Purchased directly from the artist circa 1951
By descent to the present owner
Private Collection, Toronto