Canadian Art Select
February 09 — 14, 2019
Auction begins to close at 2:00 pm ET
CHRISTOPHER PRATT, R.C.A.
Private Collection, Toronto
David P. Silcox and Meriké Weiler, Christopher Pratt, Prentice Hall of Canada Ltd., 1982, p. 171 for Prince Albert, reproduced.
David Silcox writes: "Between 1968 and 1974, Christopher Pratt completed six silkscreen prints based on nineteenth century Newfoundland stamps...In his eyes these stamps were beautiful objects, well designed, and part of a proud pre-Confederation heritage which he wished to salute.”
Pratt writes: “I made the ‘Stamp’ prints as souvenirs of Newfoundland: not Newfoundland as an island, its fauna and geography, but as a social, political and economic entity that has passed out of time. These early postage stamps constitute evidence of that Newfoundland.”