Saturday, November 2, 2013

Our Art Toronto 2013

Bill and I had fun at Art Toronto at the Metro Convention Centre again this year. 
 We've had a great time the last few years.
We always find it inspiring. That's Katherine Mulherin's booth in the distance.
We liked this new Carol Wainio, Doré, 2013, at Paul Petro's booth. 
Here's Petro showing off some lovely new Sandy Plotnikoffs.
 At Petro we met collector Herbert Bunt. We talked for a long time about Plotnikoff's work then he introduced us to one of our favourite artists, Sadko Hadzihasanovic.
Bunt had been urging us to get Petro to show us a set of Hadzihasanovic prints from Barcelona and Paul said he had them right there and whipped them out.
Sadko showed us which colours were printed and which were watercolour additions.
As usual the other visitors are as interesting as the artwork on display.
A Japanese artist was using moth specimens as his canvas at the booth of Tokyo gallery, MA2.
Bill loved these beewax works by Aganetha Dyck.
Our friend, Shelley Savor, joined us at this year's event.
Bill and I were very happy to see many of the Versailles photographs by Robert Polidori. That's Déambulatoire de la Chapelle Royale, Versailles, 2005 to the left.
We'd enjoyed seeing a great set of Polidori's Versailles photographs in NYC at Mary Boone in September. 
Here's a new painting in the Urban Landscapes series by Kent Monkman.
We always enjoy John Hartman's work
and Wanda Koop's paintings.
If we'd had an extra $5,000, this Wanda Koop would be hanging in our house tonight.
Greg Curnoe's collage, Sitting Around with Sheila and Brian, 1964, would look good in our collection too.
How about this Gathie Falk, There are 11 ships and a barge in English Bay (1989) from her  Hedge and Cloud series.
Shelley and I discuss Jack Chamber's paintings. She doesn't like them, I love them.
We all three would die to have this gorgeous Rodin watercolour.
I'm not Chagall's biggest fan but I like this lithograph, La Baie des Anges (1961).
So very Nice [city]!
Theme 3 and 5 by Eleonore Pironneau
Theme 5 (detail)
What a delight to run into an acquaintance, Susan Collett. We've met her socially but hadn't seen any of her work before. 
 We were bowled over.
 Love them!
And what a cool cat she is.
This Pierre Alechinsky lithograph, Tous es 7 ans (2008), reminded Bill of a wonderful retrospective of his work at the AGO in the 1970s. Another "must" for our collection.
One last treat. Timepiece, 1954, by Oscar Cahén.
Shelley and Bill -- we're on our way out.


  1. Such great fun to spend the afternoon with you and Bill and the many masterpieces. We amassed quite the collection!!

  2. You are very good ambassadors for this exhibition. I may have a chance to try Art Taipei - apparently many galleries from Beijing, Tokyo and Hong Kong. I will report!

  3. We always enjoy Art Toronto, Lisa. We're sure Art Taipei will be worth a visit. Let us know!

  4. Very good photos as well taste for art guys. Thank you for posting