Joseph Drapell


Joseph Drapell
BANAL AND DIVINE
acrylic on canvas; signed, titled and dated 1984


91 ins x 90 ins
231.1 cms x 228.6 cms

Estimate: $6,000-9,000
Price Realised: $6150

Concrete Contemporary Art Auction
Date of Auction: 3/4/2014
Lot 25

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Bio:
One of the most important abstract painters of his generation, Joseph Drapell came to North America in 1966 from the Czech Republic and has lived in Toronto since 1970. His work is characterized by high-keyed, glossy color and built-up surfaces. His innovative techniques and aesthetic, including the invention of moveable, broad paint-spreading device, helped bring his work international attention in the 1970s and ‘80s.

Drapell’s work is featured in the collections of numerous prestigious institutions including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; The Art Gallery of Ontario; the National Gallery in Prague; the Museum of Modern Art in Vienna; the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and the British Museum in London.

Birth Location:
Humpolec, Czech Republic

Artist Dates:
b.1940