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The Difficult Art Collector

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Photos by Suzie Lake. Not developed into artworks like the Dorothy Cameron one below.

   

Towards a Different Art History

The Estate Art Collection

“Art is a serious, not a casual activity. It cannot be approached simply by the recognition only of the spectator's past experience. Any truly creative work should be a revelation to the beholder, an extension of his experience in life, not a confirmation of that which he already knows.”
- Speaking at the Mackenzie Art Gallery, 1958*

Ronald Bloore was discerning. Very discerning. As a professor he took it as his main mission to impart, inform and inspire discernment. However, Bloore warned, anyone with discernment, in any field, will reject the overwhelming majority of what is around them. And the overwhelming majority around them, or at least the majority of that majority, will want to reject them right back. This leaves one with the choice of becoming either a leader, an outsider or a comedian.

But there is really only one choice, that of being a leader / outsider / comedian. A small number will follow you, a great number will try to dismiss you but, if you are honest and perceptive, most people will like you.

“Society honours its live conformists and its dead troublemakers.”
- Marshall McLuhan

   

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Jan Wyers by Jan Wyers 1960, NFS

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Joyce Wieland by John Boyle, 1976

   

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Green Landscape by Doug Morton

   

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French Road Piece #3, 1994-5 and
Box With Six Earth Shards, 1970
by Tony Urquhart

   

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Ladybird by Ken Lochhead, c.1987 and
Blow Up by Louis De Niverville, NFS

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Noir et Blanc by Guido Molinari, 1956
Consigned to the Fischtein Gallery

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Dying Orchid by Ted Godwin 1974

   

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Mrs. P. Bassaroba, 1974 and
On Separation, 1975 by Molly Lenhardt

   

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Dorothy Love by David Partridge

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Chess Queen by Robert Hedrick

   

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Pop Shop by Alfred Pellan, print
Consigned to the Rumi Gallery

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Parturition I by Jack Shadbolt, print

   

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Success and Secret Suffering by Dorothy Cameron, NFS

   

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Blue Green by Guido Molinari (sold)

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Crossword #3B by Clive d'Oliveira, 2003

   

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Tea Bag by Claes Oldenburg, multiple
consigned to the Fischtein Gallery, Toronto

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Moment by Barnett Newman, print

   

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Dorothy Cameron by Suzy Lake
The Temagami Project, 1991

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Ernest Lindner, Twin Flowers, 1971

   

That's it for the moment. There is much more. And it will be added in time.

HOME SHOWS

Lochhead/Bloore ’21
Peel Sumi Inkworks ’19
Wallace Gallery ’16
Moore Gallery Tribute ’11
Wallace Gallery Tribute ’11
Carleton U Works on Paper ’08
Mackenzie/Nickle ’07-09
Peter Pan 2006-15
AGP, Bloore at 80, ’05
Art Company, Sploores etc ’03
Winchester, Small Works ’03
Meridian Gallery, Inkworks ’03
Lambton Gallery, Inkworks ’02
Not Without Design ’90-2
AGP, Bloore Drawings 1960-88
Dorothy Cameron Gallery ’65
Here And Now, Toronto ’62
Win Hedore, Regina ’60
WORKS

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TEXTS

Regina Five Interviews ’91
Knapik Interview ’91
Murray Interview ’78
Morton Retrospective ’94
Jan Wyers Retrospective ’89
Folk Painters, Jan Wyers ’60
Art in Canada, Spring ’51
Roest, Bloore's Dialectic ’17
Bloore at Eighty 1988-05
Not Without Design ’91
Peterborough Donation ’88
Bloore Drawings 1960-88
Regina Five Reunion ’81
Ted Heinrich Review ’79
Barry Lord Review ’66
Robert Fulford Review ’62
Win Hedore in Regina ’60
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