This won’t come as a surprise to you, but I see a lot of art. The special works I experience stay with me and the very special works are revisited in my memory time and time again.
Pegi Nicol MacLeod’s A Descent of Lilies in the National Gallery of Canada collection is one of those unforgettable pieces. I saw it at the McMichael’s exhibition of Uninvited: Canadian Women Artist in the Modern Moment. To me, this masterpiece, was such a powerfully creative and beautiful work it outshone all the other paintings in the exhibition. I was reminded of the experience recently when I saw another MacLeod painting which is included in our Live Auction of Important Canadian Art, June 15.
Jump Rope (lot 33), is a painting we sold to a collector during my time at Masters Gallery in Calgary. After enjoying this great work for many years, the B.C owner has decided to sell. During my time at the gallery in Calgary we sold several terrific MacLeod paintings that came to us out of the artist’s estate. Jump Rope was one of them. Not only is it one of the largest New York canvases I’ve seen, it also is one of the best examples from this period. The painting’s visual impact, composition and condition are extraordinary, and it is a treat to see it again. Jump Rope is one of my favourite paintings in the auction. Check it out online at https://cowleyabbott.ca/artwork/AW40773
Peter Ohler, Private Sales & Western Canada Representative / Senior Canadian Art Specialist. Contact Peter at [email protected].