Fonds F 4522

Dave Wall fonds

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Dave Wall fonds
Dates of Creation
Physical Description

190 paintings : 61 watercolours, 118 pastel drawings; 8 ink and crayon sketches; 3 crayon drawings (coloured) ; 30 x 30 centimetres and 22 x 14 centimetres

1 scrapbook (coloured chalk)

Scope and Content

Fonds consists of watercolour, pastel and ink and crayon sketches by Dave Wall that visually document the proceedings of particular court cases in Toronto, Ontario.

The paintings in this fonds document a variety of legal actions from the early 2000s, although images of cases relating to violent crimes, such as assault and murder, are greater in number. Some of the cases represented are high profile, such as the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration and Solicitor General of Canada v. Ernst Zundel. The largest group of paintings pertains to the Otto Vass manslaughter case.

Subjects in the paintings include trial judges, witnesses, lawyers, police officers, reporters and spectators. Court cases held in various Toronto courts are documented including the Superior Court of Justice, Toronto small claims court, Old City Hall, Osgoode Hall, and College Park.

Similar to work by other court artists, these works are somewhat impressionistic, with many details sketched in quickly and include many quick sketches. Fonds is arranged into files according to each court case.

There is no file F 4522-0-0-0-4.

Administrative History or Biographical Sketch

Dave Wall (1961-) is a self-taught artist who lives and works in Toronto, Ontario.

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Wall, Dave, 1961-

Restrictions on Access
No restrictions on access.
Terms For Use and Reproduction
Copyright is held by the creator. There are no restrictions on reproduction for research and private study. If you wish to use other than for research and private study any of this material, submit a Request for Permission to Publish, Exhibit or Broadcast Form.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Dave Wall fonds was donated to the Archives of Ontario by the creator in 2006.

Accruals to this fonds may be expected.

Former Codes

Accession 50694

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