GUIDO MOLINARI "NOIR/BLANC" SCREENPRINT, 1956
Guido Molinari (1933-2004) is one of Canada's most beloved abstract painters. Among his accomplishments, Molinari represented Canada at the Venice Biennale in 1968.
A disciple of Barnett Newman, Molinari's most iconic works depict alternating bands or blocks of solid color.
While Molinari is not immediately associated with international movements such as "Hard-Edge Abstraction", Minimalism, or Op Art; his work can be understood in relation to either.
(With this in mind, it would be interesting to compare and contrast Molinari with Gene Davis, another artist famous for stripes).
Molinari was one of the key figures (along with Yves Gaucher) of Les Plasticiens - Caviar20 highly recommends this article that contrasts their efforts with what was happening in New York City during the late 1950s and into the sixties.
"Noir Blanc" is an exemplary piece that epitomizes his monochromatic works from this period. It is included in the collection at the National Gallery of Canada.
Over the last few years, Molinari canvases have sold at auction and on the secondary market for over $100,000. This is a rare opportunity to acquire an affordable, iconic example from Molinari from his prime period.
Molinari's works can be found in the permanent collections of nearly every major Canadian museum as well as the MoMA and the Guggenheim.
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Silkscreen on paper
Signed, dated, and numbered by artist
From an edition of 90
30"H 24"W (work)
Very good condition
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