UPwithART Raffle Draw
Tom Benner (Canadian, 1950-2022), "Dolphins", 1991, cold-rolled metal, 30.5 x 86 x 37 cm
Estimated Value: $6,500.00
128 / 485 Tickets Sold
Draw Date: 8:05 PM EDT 05/06/2023
This prize piece is a maquette for the sculpture Harbour Dolphins (1995) which stands in the permanent collection of the Algoma Art Gallery. Tom Benner’s art—sculptures, prints, and paintings— delighted in exuberant form and used a broad array of materials to expand upon issues of the environment, history, and place. He engaged with Canadian identity, celebrated nature, and indicted humanity’s destruction of the wilderness. Benner exhibited across Canada and in the United States over his four decades-long career, and his work is in the public collections of Museum London, McIntosh Gallery;Woodstock Art Gallery;Norfolk Arts Centre;Art Windsor Essex;Art Gallery of Guelph;Art Gallery of Mississauga;Art Gallery of Ontario;Tom Thomson Gallery;Canada Council Art Bank;and more. Tom Benner’s famous aluminum-clad White Rhino (1986) has served as Museum London’s symbol since it first stood watch on its front lawn in 1987.
Donated from the Collection of Trojan Technologies