Artwork by Jack Hamilton Bush,  Five Colour Prints (1965 Portfolio)

Jack Bush
Five Colour Prints (1965 Portfolio)

complete set of five colour serigraphs
“Red Sash- New York 1962”, “Red Stripes- New York 1962”, “Red Orange Green- 1963”, “Nice Pink- 1965”, “Stripes to the Right- 1965”; each signed, dated 1965 and numbered 57/100, housed in the original portfolio
26 x 20.5 ins ( 66 x 52.1 cms ) ( each )

Sold for $57,500.00
Sale date: May 31st 2016

Marc Mayer and Sarah Stanners, “Jack Bush”, Ottawa, 2014, pages 20 and 21
Jack Bush is one of Canada's greatest contributors to the advancement of abstract art. He pushed the boundaries of expression and emotion, challenging the traditional idea that meaning can only be drawn from representational works of art. Clement Greenberg met Jack Bush in 1957, marking the beginning of a shift in the way Bush approached his work. Bush moved confidently into the 1960s with a fervour and passion to create bold colourful paintings with strong lines and unrelenting power. The shift that began in the late 1950s became a full evolution in 1960, when Bush committed to abstraction through a simplification of forms and a refined use of the hard edge. “Five Colour Prints” is a limited edition of 100, exemplifying the strongest period of his artistic career.
Collected from a consignor in British Columbia, the prints were kept in the original portfolio cover, stored under a bed for decades, ensuring that the works were in pristine condition upon offering in the Spring 2016 Live Auction of Important Canadian Art.

The portfolio’s result was the highest price ever paid at auction for a collection of prints by Jack Bush.

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Jack Hamilton Bush
(1909 - 1977) Painters Eleven, OSA, ARCA