Works on Paper
7th session

November 02 - November 30, 2023


This session is closed for bidding.
Current bid: $3,500 CAD
Bidding History
Paddle # Date Amount

11900 30-Nov-2023 07:03:22 PM $3,500

7827 30-Nov-2023 07:02:04 PM $3,250

34750 05-Nov-2023 05:33:26 PM $3,000

The bidding history list updated on: Tuesday, May 21, 2024 10:43:11

LOT 813

1941 - 2022

Passing Shadow
hand coloured etching and aquatint on paper
signed, titled, editioned 5/75 and dated 1990
32 x 19 3/4 in, 81.3 x 50.2 cm

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

Sold for: $4,375

Preview at: Heffel Toronto – 13 Hazelton Ave

An Important Private Collection, Toronto

William Gough, David Blackwood: Master Printmaker, 2001, reproduced page 23

Gallery One, Toronto, David Blackwood: Ephraim Kelloway's Door Paintings 1985-1990, October 6 - November 1, 1990, same image, catalogue #14

The bold red door in this work was a central motif in David Blackwood’s artwork for nearly 40 years. It is the door to the shed of Ephraim Kelloway, the artist’s childhood neighbour. Amongst Wesleyville’s brightly painted homes, “Uncle Eph’s” home was grey, unpainted clapboard, save for the door of his shed. Over the years, Kelloway painted and repainted it, nailing horseshoes, model ships and tin lettering to it. The door fascinated Blackwood as a child, and in his art he has depicted it numerous times in paint and print. In this particular example, the shadow passing across the door, which may be Kelloway’s own, could be Blackwood’s statement that human lives are brief and ephemeral moments when measured against the lasting expressions they create.

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