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This session is closed for bidding.
Current bid: $17,000 CAD
Bidding History
Paddle # Date Amount

23491 25-Aug-2022 05:08:49 PM $17,000

823731 25-Aug-2022 04:59:40 PM $16,000

23491 25-Aug-2022 04:54:18 PM $15,000

873260 25-Aug-2022 04:52:50 PM $14,000

26744 25-Aug-2022 04:38:47 PM $13,000

873260 25-Aug-2022 04:36:25 PM $12,000

26744 25-Aug-2022 04:29:47 PM $11,000

26758 25-Aug-2022 11:04:52 AM $10,000

26744 25-Aug-2022 06:37:56 AM $9,500

823731 25-Aug-2022 01:22:00 AM $9,000

847336 24-Aug-2022 09:31:36 PM $8,500

847009 24-Aug-2022 06:17:15 PM $8,000

26758 23-Aug-2022 07:17:05 PM $7,500

26744 21-Aug-2022 08:43:23 AM $7,000

873260 13-Aug-2022 06:45:29 AM $6,500

847009 08-Aug-2022 12:57:49 PM $6,000

The bidding history list updated on: Monday, December 05, 2022 08:48:38

LOT 420

CPE CSGA CSPWC OSA RCA
1941 - 2022
Canadian

For Ishmael Tiller: The Ledgy Rocks
etching and aquatint on paper
signed, titled, editioned 23/75 and dated 1990
35 1/2 x 23 1/2 in, 90.2 x 59.7 cm

Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000 CAD

Sold for: $21,250

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PROVENANCE
Private Collection, British Columbia

LITERATURE
William Gough, David Blackwood: Master Printmaker, 2001, reproduced page 35


The whale is one of the most central and recognizable motifs in David Blackwood’s work. The most celebrated use would be in the artist’s iconic Fire Down on the Labrador, although these works all share a common expression. The whale, ancient and aloof, dwarfs the human figures and their circumstances. In this way, this theme can be viewed within the tradition of the Vanitas, underlining the fragility and transience of human life, instilling humility and awe.


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