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LOT DETAILS
Current bid: $3,750 CAD
Bidding History
Paddle # Date Amount

24990 24-Sep-2020 01:11:24 PM $3,750 AutoBid

29784 24-Sep-2020 01:09:17 PM $3,500

24990 24-Sep-2020 01:08:14 PM $3,250

29784 24-Sep-2020 01:02:07 PM $3,000

24990 24-Sep-2020 12:58:04 PM $2,750 AutoBid

29784 24-Sep-2020 12:58:04 PM $2,500

24990 24-Sep-2020 12:55:43 PM $2,250 AutoBid

29784 24-Sep-2020 12:54:17 PM $2,000 AutoBid

24990 24-Sep-2020 12:52:45 PM $1,900

18968 24-Sep-2020 12:51:42 PM $1,800

24990 24-Sep-2020 12:50:29 PM $1,700

18968 24-Sep-2020 12:48:58 PM $1,600

24990 24-Sep-2020 12:45:12 PM $1,500

18968 24-Sep-2020 12:37:47 PM $1,400

24990 24-Sep-2020 10:36:48 AM $1,300

28519 13-Sep-2020 07:31:46 PM $1,200

30773 09-Sep-2020 03:23:44 PM $1,100

28519 07-Sep-2020 09:58:18 PM $1,000

14512 06-Sep-2020 10:55:04 AM $900

8687 03-Sep-2020 06:04:43 PM $800

LOT 015

Betty Roodish Goodwin
CPE OC
1923 - 2008
Canadian

Untitled
oil on board
on verso inscribed "Ptng.34", numbered "BG-T-(1950-56)-10" on a label and stamped "Studio Betty Goodwin"
9 x 12 in, 22.9 x 30.5 cm

Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500

Sold for: $4,688

Preview at: Heffel Montreal

PROVENANCE
Estate of the Artist

LITERATURE
Jessica Bradley and Matthew Teitelbaum, editors, The Art of Betty Goodwin, Art Gallery of Ontario, 1998, “The Mourner’s Cry,’’ page 16


After experimenting with a variety of styles and approaches, Betty Goodwin evolved into what Teitelbaum considers her final painting stage by 1964, in which she depicts figures floating freely within the pictorial space, over abstract backgrounds. Liberated from anatomy, posture and gravity, “the figure is released into the imaginative ether, floating, falling or twisting through space in a manner that recalls the work of the Russian-born French artist Marc Chagall,’’ wrote Teitelbaum. Rendered in gestural painterly strokes, these were her most experimental works to date. Displaying Goodwin’s thickly textured brushwork, the surface of Untitled has a sketch-like quality reminiscent of her drawings, a medium she was particularly fond of. Goodwin did not shy away from challenging subjects, but rather approached them head-on, with acuteness. Through her figures, she was able to convey themes of human experience, such as disappearance, memory and resilience. Here, figures are executed in flattened planes of vivid colors colours, using gestural brushwork. The closeness between them creates tension in the composition. Within its intimate format, she skillfully captures a sense of urgency and vulnerability.


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