Attila Richard Lukacs from the Salah J. Bachir Collection

Winsor Gallery is pleased to announce the publication of  Attila Richard Lukacs from the Salah J. Bachir Collection, from ABC Art Books Canada. 

“Attila Richard Lukacs is a Vancouver-based artist who was catapulted to international attention in the early 1990s for his monumental, sexually charged canvases drawing on the traditions of European history painting. His large-scale paintings and, in particular, his provocative treatment of the male nude added an element of notoriety to his critically-designated status as a contemporary master of figurative art. More recently, Lukacs has exhibited an extraordinary series of hundreds of Polaroid photographic studies of the numerous studio models that have informed these very works.”

“Salah J. Bachir is Lukacs’s primary collector. This major publication lushly illustrates Bachir’s entire collection of Lukacs pieces, including many of the artist’s most well-known paintings, Polaroids and collages created over the last three decades. Essays by Scott Watson, John Bentley Mays, Robert Enright and Louise Dompierre, which were originally published at pivotal moments in Lukacs’s career, are accompanied by an original essay by Melissa Bennett on the artist, his career, the collection and the genesis of this publication project.”