Inventory # G-E20309-002

1941 - 2022

Search Party: Lost
etching and aquatint on paper
signed, titled, editioned 10/50 and dated 1970-2021
32 x 20 in, 81.3 x 50.8 cm

Please note this work is available unframed at a price of $8,800 CAD

“In 1970 I was working on several large etchings in a series known as The Lost Party. One of those plates, an image of a search party stranded while looking for lost sealers, was inspired by Theodore Gericault’s great painting The Raft of the Medusa, in the collection of the Louvre. When I encountered technical difficulties with this plate I set it aside and moved forward with other new etchings.

At that time I was Artist in Residence at the University of Toronto, Mississauga and when I completed the residency and moved to Port Hope this plate was somehow misplaced or ‘lost’.

After finally becoming settled in a recently built new studio in Port Hope, I asked my studio manager/ assistant to undertake the first complete and comprehensive inventory of all the copper plates. During that inventory, this past year, the ‘lost’ plate was discovered, and completed in 2021.”

David Blackwood

Port Hope, September 2021

Price: $9,800 CAD

Available for viewing at: Heffel Calgary - 220 Manning Road NE, Unit 1080

All prices are in Canadian Dollars

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