IAN WALLACE "HOTEL CHEVAL NOIR, SAINT ETIENNE", 1990
Ian Wallace (b. 1943) is one of the key figures of the so-called "Vancouver School". Over the course of his illustrious career, he has been recognized for not only his own artistic practice but being an important influence on the associated artists (such as Rodney Graham, Jeff Wall, and Ken Lum) and their unique form of conceptual photo-based art.
Like the best of his work, in "Hotel Cheval Noir" a photographic image intersects a minimalist painting. Wallace's work often explores reoccurring themes: the representation of public spaces (city, street, various architectures) or private spaces related to the daily life of the artist (hotel room, workshop).
Wallace was a noted professor of Art History, focusing on contemporary practices first at the University of British Columbia and later on, for over 30 years, at Emily Carr University of Art and Design.
This is a rare opportunity to acquire a domestically-proportioned paradigm of the artist's work - ideal for a young collector interested in the Vancouver School.
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"Hotel Cheval Noir, Saint-Etienne, 1990"
Photolaminate and acrylic on canvas
Signed, titled and dated verso
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