STATE OF TARTS I
acrylic on canvas
signed and dated ‘85
30 ins x 43 ins; 75 cms x 107.5 cms
Bogomila Welsh-Ovcharov notes that, “By the mid-80s Pachter’s examination of abstract form within a representational framework is readily seen in two paintings of butter tarts titled State of the Tarts, 1985 (this lot) and 1988. Pachter’s ongoing search for Canadian symbols led to his claim that butter tarts were as indigenous to English Canada as croissants were to France, or doughnuts to the U.S.A. These handsome still-lifes recall motifs favoured by Roy Lichtenstein and Wayne Thiebaud among American Pop artists.”
Bogomila Welsh-Ovcharov, Charles Pachter, Toronto, 1992, pages 94 and 98 (plate 104), reproduced in colour
Gallery Moos, Toronto.
Private Collection, British Columbia.