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Note with Staples and Tape, June 1973

Betty Goodwin
Canadian, 1923 - 2008
unetched plate with scotch tape, staples, and typewritten text on japan paper laminate on wove paper, mounted on wove paper
56.4 x 45.1 cm; image: 25.6 x 18 cm; plate: 23.7 x 17.7 cm
Gift of Betty and Martin Goodwin, Montreal, 1999
National Gallery of Canada (no. 40331)
© Betty Goodwin

The text is about love and desire, the most volatile and creative of human emotions. When the artist types it with deliberate randomness on torn and crudely stapled paper, the print becomes a commentary on permanence and impermanence.

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