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Sorel Etrog

Sorel Etrog
Fall 2015 - 1st Session Live auction

Lot # 020

Sorel Etrog
RCA 1933 - 2014 Canadian

The Couple
bronze sculpture 1964
signed and editioned 4/7
52 x 12 1/2 x 10 in  132.1 x 31.7 x 25.4cm

Provenance:
Gallery Moos Ltd., Toronto
Private Collection
Sold sale of Contemporary Art, Sotheby's New York, March 9, 2011, lot 275
Private Collection, Calgary

Literature:
Carlo L. Ragghianti, Sorel Etrog, 1968, the 16-foot-high version reproduced page 22

The evolution of Sorel Etrog's sculpture took place over a period of more than four decades, dating from his earliest exhibitions in Tel Aviv, in 1957. Soon after immigrating to Canada in 1959, Etrog started a long relationship with Toronto's Gallery Moos, which hosted his first Canadian exhibition, featuring the painted relief works documented in Theodore Heinrich's 1968 monograph. During the many years to follow, his sculptures, paintings and drawings would be exhibited worldwide, and Etrog's monumental bronzes have become permanent and valued additions to the urban landscape and to public collections throughout North America, England, Europe, India, Korea and Israel. Although his three-dimensional works have taken on many and varied formats, it is not beyond imagining that the first sculptural format that comes to mind to those familiar with his work is that of a delicately balanced, tapered column, defying gravity in its upward movement towards a heavier organic shape above. The Couple is one such work, an elegant sculpture that celebrates humanity's better instincts.

Estimate: $40,000 ~ $60,000 CAD

Sold For: $59,000.00 CAD (including buyer's premium)


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