Canadian Fine Art Auction

November 23, 2015

LOT 23
SOREL ETROG, R.C.A.
  • SOREL ETROG, R.C.A.
  • SOREL ETROG, R.C.A.

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SOREL ETROG, R.C.A.

THE COUPLE, 1965

bronze
signed and numbered 2/10
height 13 ins; 33 cms

Estimate $8,000-$10,000

Realised: $12,980
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

In 1963 Sorel Etrog discovered Etruscan sculpture while visiting Florence, Italy. This encounter would have a significant impact on the artist’s own sculptural works: “One of the most challenging dilemmas sculptors face,” he writes, “is how to join different parts of the body, or different shapes, without gluing or welding them. I was lucky to have discovered the Etruscan links which showed me how to join multiple shapes organically. ‘The Link’ created a tension at the point where they joined, where they pulled together or pulled apart.”

Literature:

Pierre Restany, Sorel Etrog, Prestel Verlag, Munich, London, New York, 2001, page 77.

Provenance:

Evelyn Aimis Fine Art, Toronto
Private Collection, Ontario