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Parceled Shoes for the Long Distance Runner, December 1970

Betty Goodwin
Canadian, 1923 - 2008
colour soft-ground etching and drypoint on wove paper
55.8 x 63 cm; plate: 37 x 45.3 cm
Gift of Betty and Martin Goodwin, Montreal, 1999
National Gallery of Canada (no. 40240)
© Betty Goodwin

This print is a lyrical return to a subject broached a year earlier, when Goodwin equated running shoes with the astronaut's boots that left the first footprints on the moon's surface.

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