The loss of friendship Ben Woolfitt

Year
2016
Medium
Mixed Media
Size
14 × 22 inches
35.56 × 55.88 cm
$3000
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Two outcroppings of silver leaf and black pastel emerge from centre spine of two sketchbook pages in this mixed media work by Ben Woolfitt. These forms are bracketed by a phrase, date, signature and location, Toronto, where the work was produced. The phrase "The loss of friendship can never be reconciled" is a poetic, diary-like rumination on a personal moment. Born in Saskatchewan, Ben Woolfitt has lived in Toronto since 1965 when he came to study at Founders College, York University. In 1966, he made a trip to New York City and while there was introduced to the paintings of Rothko, Louis, Hofmann and Olitski. In 1978, Woolfitt established what became a very successful wholesale business, Woolfitt's Art Supplies. Wolfitt's artworks are part of numerous public collections including the MacLaren Art Centre, Hart House at the University of Toronto, the Glenbow Museum, the Remai Modern and more. This mixed media work on paper is framed. Framed dimensions 25 x 31 inches.

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