Each year, we lose some good outdoor art in Winnipeg. For the year indicated, here's a last look at, a last goodbye to some of the artwork that has disappeared that year.


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1717 Portage Avenue (2)   

This 2007 rendering was by Annie Bergen with sponsorship by Take Pride Winnipeg and St. James BIZ. The Fox and Hound was no more at this location and in 2020 the Mural was painted over. Original notes follow===
  
Annie Bergen: "An artist painted this wall a few years back but, perhaps because the surface was inadequately prepared, the Mural didn't last very long. So, I was asked to recreate the scene of an English fox hunt. Although I was asked to work with the same subject, I had the freedom to do it my own way by creating a new composition. I did some research at the library and studied as many fox-hunt images that I could find. The design that I came up with depicts a hunting party and their hounds running through the landscape in pursuit of a fox in the foreground. The riders and horses are clumsy; one horse struggles to jump a fence and another has thrown the rider into a nearby stream. The sly fox, who gets away effortlessly, is the victor in this hunt while the hunters are in a sense mocked. I enjoy the humorous spin on this scene; I like the idea of the comparatively small and helpless fox outrunning and escaping the big, powerful hunters."

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