This session is closed for bidding.
Current bid: $8,500 CAD
Bidding History
Paddle # Date Amount

873260 25-Aug-2022 05:08:06 PM $8,500

11282 25-Aug-2022 05:05:42 PM $8,000

873260 25-Aug-2022 05:05:04 PM $7,500

11282 25-Aug-2022 05:01:34 PM $7,000

873260 25-Aug-2022 05:00:08 PM $6,500

11282 25-Aug-2022 04:59:40 PM $6,000

873260 25-Aug-2022 04:56:58 PM $5,500

11282 25-Aug-2022 04:56:04 PM $5,000

The bidding history list updated on: Monday, September 26, 2022 10:12:16

LOT 418

1941 - 2022

Burgeo Whale: A Whale for the Killing
etching and aquatint on paper
signed, titled, editioned 50/50 and dated 1972
19 7/8 x 15 7/8 in, 50.5 x 40.3 cm

Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000 CAD

Sold for: $10,625

Preview at: Heffel Toronto – 13 Hazelton Ave

Private Collection, Calgary
Prints & Editions, Heffel Fine Art Auction House, June 2, 2018, lot 704
Private Collection, Ontario

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.

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