Waddington’s Prints and Photography Auction

This auction is offered online from Saturday, August 8 at 9 am to Thursday, August 13 at 2:00 pm, EDT.

Collecting prints and multiples offers collectors the opportunity to access the work of the world’s greatest artists. In this month’s auction, Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro, Paul Cezanne, Marc Chagall, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Eadweard Muybridge, James Rosenquist, Antoni Tapiès, Barbara Hepworth, Richard Hamilton and William Scott are some of the boldface names represented in this exciting line up.

This auction features works from the Old Masters period through to the 21st century. From the evolution of the multiple, juxtaposing Martin Schongauer’s centuries-old biblical scenes of the Passion, alongside a plate of eggs and a frying pan by William Scott. Fans of Salvador Dali will be pleased to note several examples by the master. Those interested in Canadian art should look for prints by Alexander Colville, Carol Marino, Nigel Scott, Peter MacCallum, Robert Tombs and General Idea.

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Colour screenprint on Arches paper; signed “W. Scott” and dated 73 in pencil upper left margin, numb …
Sheet/Image 26.5 x 35 in — 67.3 x 88.9 cm; 25.5 x 32.25 in — 64.8 x 81.9 cm
Estimate: $4,000-$6,000

William Scott created imagery halfway between figuration and abstraction. He was deeply inspired by Jean-Siméon Chardin, Henri Matisse, Paul Cézanne and Amedeo Modigliani, enamoured of a certain “careful-careless way of painting” explaining that he liked “primitive art and children’s art and the things that children scratch on walls and draw on pavements.” Depicting a frying pan, spatula, one plate, a cup and four eggs, the image is an austere almost abstract look at a simple breakfast scene. “Pots and pans” were Scott’s trademark, though he saw them as a sort of means to an end, a way to rigorously study space, form and colour. He explained that his subjects: “were the symbols of the life I knew best … Everyone had a frying pan.”


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Email: tm@waddingtons.ca
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