CHARLES PACHTER "QUEEN & MOOSE" PAINTED COLLAGE, 1973
Every artist has their muse. Queen Elizabeth is an icon/muse that Charles Pachter has repeatedly visited over the course of his career.
Pachter first depicted the Queen and the Moose in an exhibition "Monarchs of the North” cheekily named The Other Shaw Festival which occurred in June of 1973 in Toronto. The artist had organized the show after, legendary Toronto art dealer Av Isaacs refused to exhibit the works.
Pachter's depictions of the Queen were (amazingly) a scandal in the day. The artist received tremendous negative media coverage, with monarchist threatening to slash canvases!
Despite the initial controversy, Pachter's images of the Queen and Moose would become the most celebrated works in his oeuvre.
At Caviar20, we have long championed Pachter's works on paper.
This work, created in 1973 (the era of the Pachter's most "notorious" image) is an exceptionally rare painted collage. The source image of the Queen is a well known and highly circulated photo. Pachter, painted the background with one of his stylized Moose, quietly climbing up a cliff in the background.
Today, Pachter holds the prestigious position of Officer of the Order of Canada, and is also a recipient of the Queen’s Jubilee medal. His work can be found in numerous private, corporate and institutional collections.
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Unique painted collage
Signed, dated '73 by the artist
13”H 12.5"W (work)
22"H 21"W (framed)
Very good condition