Thursday, November 30, 2006

The Cantos

The Cantos were made from 1988 to 1990. They are all acrylic on canvas.

To purchase or to make further inquiries, please contact Luciana Benzi at 416-928-5904.

















My Favorite Things
, 46"x68"



















The Bellying Canvas, 38.5"x50.5"














Canto II - The Kiss, 66 x 31













Factory, 48"x36"














Sketches of Spain, 39" equilateral pyramidic section on a beveled stretcher













Spring Snow, 39" equilateral pyramidic section on a beveled stretcher














Canto XX - The Honey Bee












Choros Nympharum, 21" x 94"













Choros Nympharum (detail)














This is a much better color rendition:

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Coffeetable drawings

These drawings were made on Clearprint drafting vellum, stretched over the glass top of a coffee table. All drawings were made from 1991 to 1993 and measure 20" x 50."

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King, lover, dancer, poet, Graphite on Clearprint










Karen, Graphite on Clearprint










The Egg, Graphite on Clearprint, Private collection, Toronto











The Curator or The Breast Explained, Graphite on Clearprint










Unbloodied But Bowed, Graphite on Clearprint, Private collection, Toronto


Oilbar paintings

All paintings in this post are made with oil sticks on canvas. Oil sticks are oil paint in a stick form, mixed with wax to prevent premature drying. I particularly like R&F paint sticks.




Boarding School (A Caning) 22" x 24"













Girl in a Park 12" x 9" on a bevelled stretcher













Nude Woman, Shielded Man 31" x 35"












Welcome to Florida, said the sign at the Fort Meyers Airport, 2005, 36" x 31"













Choral 30" x 37" Private collection, Israel













West Coast Man, 2005, 21" x 38"












Roots and Branches 31" x26"












Streams, 22" x 25"












Burning Clay, 2005, 24" x 24", Private collection, Toronto












Altar, 2005, 31" x 35"












Figure study, 2005, 9" x 12"












Cocoon, 2005, 10" x 10"












Bellboy, 1997, 44" x 67"












Duffy, 2005, 12" x 6"












Eggplant, 2005, 16" x 16"

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Two pastels

These pastels are now in a private collection in Toronto


The Patience of the Dialysis Patient, 2004, 5" x 7" Pastel
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Dialysis Patient and Nurse, 2004, 5" x 7" Pastel

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Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Blackboard Paintings

Unless otherwise indicated [in brackets], these paintings were made with Oilbar on an acrylic ground on a bevelled edged stretcher-frame of my design. To purhase or to make further inquiries, please contact Luciana Benzi at 416-928-5904.

By the way, the images are not inverted: mirror-image signatures are intentional.


Blackboard #1 (1992) 45"x65"
[standard stretcher]













Blackboard #2, (1992) 32"x65",
[standard stretcher] Private Collection, Toronto













Blackboard #3: Childhood (1993) 33"x65"
[standard stretcher] Private Collection, Toronto













Blackboard #4 (1993) 45"x65"













Blackboard #5: River Bank, (1993) 45"x65"













Blackboard #6: Orator, (1994) 41"x65















Blackboard #7, (1994) 42" x 65"














Blackboard #8: What's New? (1995) 39" x 65" [Acrylic on canvas] Private collection, Israel















Blackboard #9: Lohengrin, (1994) 46" x 65"