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Item Name: Print
Title: D. C. Neuf
Maker: Joe Fafard
Year: 1983
Country: Canadian
Materials: silkscreen 29/65
Measurements: 49 x 69 cm.
ID Number: PC2017.24
Legal Status: ART RENTAL

Extended Label Info: This print by Joe Fafard depicts an egg that has been decorated with golden patterns in a way much like a nighttime aerial view of a town or city, with the sparkled glow of the city lights. By referencing an egg, along with the work’s title D.C Neuf (neuf translated from French means new), Fafard explores the idea of life-force, birth and renewal. Fafard was known for his accurate and deeply affectionate depictions of nature, including cows and horses. This work extends his appreciation for the majesty of prairie life. Joseph Hector Yvon Fafard (1942 – 2019) was born in the French-Canadian community of Ste. Marthe, SK. He earned his BFA from the University of Manitoba (1966), MFA at Pennsylvania State University (1968), and taught sculpture at the University of Regina until 1974. In 1985, Fafard opened Julienne Atelier Inc., a bronze foundry in Pense, SK. Joe Fafard has exhibited his work internationally, and received many honours: Officer of the Order of Canada (1981); Architectural Institute of Canada Allied Arts Award (1987); honorary degrees from the University of Regina (1989), University of Manitoba (2007) and University of Saskatchewan (2012); Saskatchewan Order of Merit (2002); National Prix Montfort (2003); Lieutenant Governor’s Saskatchewan Centennial Medal for the Arts (2005); CTV Citizen of the Year (2006); and the Saskatchewan Arts Board Lifetime Achievement Award (2007). His work is held in numerous collections, including the National Gallery of Canada.