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    William Perehudoff (1918-2013)
    AC-81, 1981
    Acrylic on canvas
    65-3/4 x 44-3/4 inches (167.0 x 113.7 cm)
    Titled and dated in label adhered to the reverse: AC-81 / 1981

    The artist;
    The Gallery / art placement inc., Saskatoon, Canada, early-mid 1980s;
    Corporate collection, Saskatoon, Canada;
    Private collection, New Jersey.

    The bright palette and soft stains interrupted by thin, raised edges of acrylic gel within AC-81 are typical of Perehudoff's paintings during this period. These works bridge his flat, more rigid geometric forms of the 1960s, the stripes of the 1970s, and his later focus on a deeper, more subdued palette of stripes and rectangles.

    We wish to thank The Gallery / art placement inc. for providing cataloguing assistance.

    Condition Report*: Surface soiling; canvas is visible in a few scattered spots where paint is especially thin.
    Framed Dimensions 66.5 X 45.5 Inches
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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2019
    23rd Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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