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Current bid: $3,000 CAD
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24990 24-Sep-2020 01:13:01 PM $3,000 AutoBid

29784 24-Sep-2020 01:12:03 PM $2,750

24990 24-Sep-2020 01:11:54 PM $2,500 AutoBid

29784 24-Sep-2020 01:11:54 PM $2,250

24990 24-Sep-2020 12:58:40 PM $2,000

29784 24-Sep-2020 12:58:28 PM $1,900

325338 24-Sep-2020 12:57:56 PM $1,800 AutoBid

24990 24-Sep-2020 12:53:24 PM $1,700

29784 24-Sep-2020 12:52:37 PM $1,600 AutoBid

26173 24-Sep-2020 12:52:37 PM $1,500

29784 24-Sep-2020 12:48:05 PM $1,400 AutoBid

325338 24-Sep-2020 12:45:23 PM $1,300 AutoBid

29784 19-Sep-2020 09:38:07 AM $1,200 AutoBid

31231 19-Sep-2020 09:38:07 AM $1,100 AutoBid

29784 19-Sep-2020 09:38:06 AM $1,000 AutoBid

31231 18-Sep-2020 07:57:43 AM $900 AutoBid

11900 06-Sep-2020 12:48:57 PM $800

14512 06-Sep-2020 11:58:26 AM $700

11900 03-Sep-2020 07:15:27 PM $600

LOT 023

Betty Roodish Goodwin
1923 - 2008

oil on board
on verso inscribed "Ptng.43", numbered "BG-T-(1950-56)-18" and stamped "Studio Betty Goodwin"
6 x 8 in, 15.2 x 20.3 cm

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,600

Sold for: $3,750

Preview at:

Estate of the Artist

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 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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