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LOT 058

Sorel Etrog
RCA
1933 - 2014
Canadian

Metamorphosis
bronze sculpture, circa 1962
signed and editioned A.P. on the base
53 x 17 x 6 in 134.6 x 43.2 x 15.2 cm

Estimate: $40,000 - $50,000

Sold for: $40,950

Preview at: Heffel Vancouver

PROVENANCE
Gallery Moos Ltd., Toronto

LITERATURE
Pierre Restany, Sorel Etrog, 2001, page 61


Sorel Etrog achieved great acclaim between the years 1960 and 1964. This was largely due to a series of exhibitions at Montreal’s Dominion Gallery, Gallery Moos in Toronto and the Rose Fried Gallery in New York. His primary aim during this period, as Etrog stated, was to show the sculptural figure “soar[ing] from the base like the trunk of a tree with nothing happening until a short stop at the hips, leaving the drama for the top.” Metamorphosis is a superb large-scale sculpture from this early period, with the eye of the viewer being drawn straight up to the central figurative mass as it changes form. Etrog is globally considered one of the most important twentieth century sculptors, alongside his well-known contemporaries Constantin Brancusi, Alberto Giacometti and Henry Moore. Etrog’s sculptures are housed in the most prestigious international museum collections. The Guggenheim, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Tate in London and the Musée d’art moderne in Paris have all acquired exceptional pieces by Etrog.


Estimate: $40,000 - $50,000

All prices are in Canadian Dollars


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