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LOT 417

CPE CSGA CSPWC OSA RCA
1941 - 2022
Canadian

Survivor Wandering
etching and aquatint on paper
signed, titled, editioned 6/10 and dated 1968
32 x 20 in, 81.3 x 50.8 cm

Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000 CAD

Sold for: $12,500

Preview at: Heffel Toronto – 13 Hazelton Ave

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, Toronto
Private Collection, Ontario

LITERATURE
William Gough, The Art of David Blackwood, 1988, The Icefields, plate 25, unpaginated
William Gough, David Blackwood: Master Printmaker, 2001, reproduced page 153
Katharine Lochnan et al., Black Ice: David Blackwood Prints of Newfoundland, Art Gallery of Ontario, 2011, reproduced, unpaginated

EXHIBITED
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Black Ice: David Blackwood Prints of Newfoundland, February 5 - June 12, 2011, same image, catalogue #12


David Blackwood’s renowned series The Lost Party was inspired by the harrowing 1914 Sealing Disaster where 132 sealers from the SS Newfoundland were stranded on sub-arctic ice floes for three days without adequate supplies, shelter, or clothing. More than two-thirds of the men were lost. Over the course of this important series, the artist would plumb the existential and philosophical depths of this tragedy to present profound and irreducible moments of the human experience with an unblinking directness.

The etching of the printing plate in this work from the series is particularly distinct and experimental. Via the use of aquatint, Blackwood etched texture deeply into the plate but left large areas free of ink when printing, allowing the texture of the ice to be expressed in the plate’s embossing of the paper.


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