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Rita Letendre (b. 1928)

Mirage (1969)

$100-$150

Price Realized: $469
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Screenprint
18″ x 22″
Signed lower right, Edition 19/100

This item was donated by Darlene Orlov.

 

• the work is unframed
• no readily visible paper bends

This item ships from NY 11201

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About The Work

Canadian painter, muralist, and printmaker, Rita Letendre, combines the strength of shape, composition, and color in Mirage. Inspired by geometric and minimalist works of art, Mirage plays with the expectation of perfection by presenting shapes that are slightly off-kilter. The red hues slightly shift, causing the shapes to bounce off of each other.

Mirage is visually playful in that the white streaks draw the eye to the bottom of the composition, but then the looming black triangle lifts it. Inspired by the work of Franz Kline, though in search of further depth, Letendre challenges the conventions of the minimalist and colorblock schools. The longer the viewer engages with the work, the more that the boundaries of foreground and background merge.

~ Evie Adsetts, Student at the Fashion Institute of Technology, Master of Arts in Art Market Studies.

Rita Letendre

, b. 1928

Rita Letendre was born on November 1, 1928 in Drummondville, Québec, to an Abenaki mother and Québécois father. The youngest of seven children, she lived with her maternal grandmother for a few years before her family relocated to Montréal in 1941. Letendre attended the École des Beaux-Arts for nearly two years before she began her career in abstract painting. She is the recipient of the 2010 Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts, 2016 Paul-Émile-Borduas Award, and is a member of the Orders of Canada, Ontario and Québec. She has had over sixty solo shows and her works are in the collections of numerous Canadian and American museums, including the National Gallery of Canada.

Rita Letendre

b. 1928

Rita Letendre was born on November 1, 1928 in Drummondville, Québec, to an Abenaki mother and Québécois father. The youngest of seven children, she lived with her maternal grandmother for a few years before her family relocated to Montréal in 1941. Letendre attended the École des Beaux-Arts for nearly two years before she began her career in abstract painting. She is the recipient of the 2010 Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts, 2016 Paul-Émile-Borduas Award, and is a member of the Orders of Canada, Ontario and Québec. She has had over sixty solo shows and her works are in the collections of numerous Canadian and American museums, including the National Gallery of Canada.

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