Canadian Fine Art

November 18, 2019

LOT 32
TAKAO TANABE
  • TAKAO TANABE
  • TAKAO TANABE
  • TAKAO TANABE

32

TAKAO TANABE

DOZOA, BLUE BLAST

oil on canvas
signed, titled, and inscribed "Vancouver #250" to the stretcher
36 ins x 34 ins; 91.4 cms x 86.4 cms

Estimate $15,000-$20,000

Realised: $18,000
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

For a short time in the mid-1960s Tanabe was producing paintings focused on geometry and colour that featured “hard-edge design set against rivulets of poured colour or atmospheric washes, flat planes against passages of loose painterliness”.

While this work is not dated, it would seem to fit into this period of Tanabe’s oeuvre.

Literature:

Roald Nasgaard, "Adventures in Abstraction," Takao Tanabe, Douglas & McIntyre, Vancouver/Toronto, 2005, page 47, reproduced in colour.

Provenance:

Private Collection, Ontario