GUIDO MOLINARI "ROUGE ORANGE" DRAWING, 1976
Guido Molinari (1933-2004) is one of Canada's most beloved abstract painters.
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 nevertheless can be understood in relation to either.
(With this is 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 to what was happening in New York City during the late 1950's and into the sixties.
Molinari would represent Canada at the Venice Biennale in 1968.
Today Molinari's works can be found in the permanent collections of nearly every major Canadian museum as well as the MoMA and the Guggenheim.
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.
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"Birtafreze Rouge Orange"
Crayon on paper
Signed, titled and dated by the artist verso.
11”H 8”W (work)
15"H 12"W (framed, with museum glass)