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LOT 415

1942 -

Sweet William, West St., Orillia
acrylic on canvas
signed and dated 2021 and on verso signed, titled and dated Sept 2021
24 x 24 in, 61 x 61 cm

Available for post auction sale. CAD

PRICE: $12,500

Preview at: Heffel Toronto - 155 Yorkville Ave

Collection of the Artist

Charles Pachter, interviewed by Heffel, May 2022

Sweet William, West St., Orillia shows Charles Pachter’s ability to elevate everyday images to dramatic emblems. He perceives his “floral portraits” as a continuation of his earlier flag paintings, here depicting a single Sweet William flower form encapsulated by a field of royal blue.

The flower is rendered with a sense of depth and realism, drawn from Pachter’s observation of a real flower. However, with his subtle gradations of tones and use of dramatic head-on perspective, the image becomes almost abstracted, a geometry of petals floating on a blue field. Pachter grew this flower in his seasonal garden in Orillia, a setting which he terms his “Canadian Giverny” – inspired directly by Claude Monet’s garden and the paintings he produced there.

Watch Charles Pachter discuss this celebratory auction session here.

All prices are in Canadian Dollars

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