One of the artworks I admire in the Spring Live Auction is Bertram Brooker’’s “Still Life (Variation No. 3)“. This work was one of two still-life paintings by Brooker included in the 1938 CNE exhibition in the “Canadian Small Pictures” section. Brooker’s “Variation No. 3” appears to be an abstract version of the second painting, which depicted an arrangement of cabbage and peppers on white paper, a white tablecloth and a brown paper bag. It appears that Brooker wanted to demonstrate in the exhibition how he could toggle between representation and abstraction in paintings that shared a basic iconography of forms.
Cowley Abbott is open all weekend, both Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, so please feel welcome to drop by for a visit to view the fantastic collection of artworks included in the Spring Live Auction of Important Canadian Art.
Lydia Abbott, Vice President, Owner & Partner can be reached at [email protected].