Canadian Fine Art

November 18, 2019

LOT 108
FRITZ BRANDTNER
  • FRITZ BRANDTNER
  • FRITZ BRANDTNER
  • FRITZ BRANDTNER

108

FRITZ BRANDTNER

AQUARIUS - THE MAN

carved and painted linoleum
5.25 ins x 7 ins; 13.3 cms x 17.8 cms

Estimate $2,000-$3,000

Realised: $2,400
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

As a medium, Brandtner notes, "linoleum calls up ideas that lead us away from pure representation and towards the abstract . . . The desire of a few creative artists to experiment with this material has let them find in carved linoleum a new and excellent medium for direct expression. As a result, low-relief carvings of great beauty in design and texture have been produced.”

Literature:

Fritz Brandtner, “Linoleum Carving,” Canadian Art, Vol. 6, no. 4 (Summer 1949).

Provenance:

Private Collection, Los Angeles