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LOT 61

Lot 61

GRAPHICS: TORONTO 20, 1965 (PORTFOLIO)

GRAPHICS: TORONTO 20, 1965 (PORTFOLIO)
Lot 61 Details
GRAPHICS: TORONTO 20, 1965 (PORTFOLIO)

Suite of 20 prints in various media on wove paper; published by Art Publications in cooperation with The Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, printed at University of Toronto Press, 1965. In grey cloth covered portfolio box with cut out square to display title page. All but two unframed.

1. Dennis Burton (1933 – 2013)
Untitled
signed, dated 9.28.65 and numbered 42 in pencil to margin;

2. Jack Hamilton Bush (1909 – 1977)
Untitled
signed and dated 1965 at Toronto and numbered 42/100 in pencil to margin, framed;

3. Graham Coughtry (1931 – 1999)
Untitled
signed, dated 65 and numbered 42/100 in pencil to margin;

4. Greg Curnoe (1936 – 1992)
Hockey Stick Blades from West Lions Park, London, 1965
signed, titled, dated “Aug/65” and numbered 42/100 in pencil to margin;

5. Sorel Etrog (1933 – 2014)
Untitled
signed and numbered 42/100 in pencil to margin;

6. Gerald Gladstone (1929 – 2005)
Untitled
signed and numbered 42/110 in black ink to margin;

7. Richard Gorman (1935 – 2010)
Untitled
signed, dated /65 and numbered 42/100 in pencil to margin;

8. Robert Burns Hedrick (1930 – )
Untitled
signed, dated /65 and numbered 42/100 in pencil to margin;

9. William Kurelek (1927 – 1977)
The Hound of Heaven
signed, titled and numbered 42/100 in pencil to margin;

10. Les Levine (1936 – )
Untitled (The Wellesley Hospital)
signed and numbered 42/100 in white pencil to top margin;

11. Robert Markle (1936 – )
Untitled
signed, dated 65 and numbered 42/100 in pencil to margin;

12. Waltraud Markgraf (1937 )
Untitled
signed, dated ‘65 and numbered 42 in pencil to top margin;

13. John Meredith (1933 – 2000)
Untitled
signed, dated /65 and numbered 42/100 in pencil to margin;

14.Kazuo Nakamura (1926 – 2002)
Untitled
signed and numbered 42/100 in pencil to margin;

15. Gordon Rayner (1935 – 2010)
Untitled
signed, dated 65 and numbered 42/100 in pencil to margin;

16. William Smith Ronald (1926 – 1998)
Untitled
signed, dated ’65 and numbered no. 42 in pencil to margin, framed;

17. Michael Snow (1929 –)
Carla Bley
titled in the plate, signed, dated ’65 and numbered 42/100 in pencil to margin;

18. Mashel Alexander Teitelbaum (1921 – 1985)
Untitled
signed and numbered 42/100 in pencil to support;

19. Tony Urquhart (1934 – ),
Unknown Landscape
signed, titled, dated 1965 and numbered 42/100 in pencil to margin;

20. Joyce Wieland (1931–1998)
Patriotism
signed, dated 65 and numbered 42/100 in pencil to bottom edge.



Estimate $5,000-$7,000

Realised: $8,400
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

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GRAPHICS: TORONTO 20, 1965 (PORTFOLIO)
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In the 1960s a resurgence in the art of printmaking in the United States was taking hold, while a similar exploration took place north of the border. Graphics: Toronto 20 celebrates the deep and diverse range of talent of the “The Toronto School” – each artist bringing to fruition their own voice and techniques, making this series a truly unique and seminal work in Canadian art history. The portfolio serves as a true and lasting testament to the rich artistic innovation originating from Toronto during this period.

The series features delightful prints by Painters Eleven members Jack Bush and William Ronald; Bush’s Untitled silkscreen captures the very essence of his iconic Colour Field style with large swatches of bold colours vertically stacked, creating a powerful monolith that anchors the print. Ronald, a constant artistic innovator sought inspiration from photography. The artist used found images from the press: here a monochromatic crowd scene, framed by blocks of green and yellow rectilinear forms, featuring intricate motifs.

Objects and living creatures were used by the variety of artists, promoting a sense of spontaneity, a uniqueness that breaks the mold of traditional printmaking process. Gordon Rayner painted a live frog whose dark figure emanates a sensational sense of movement. Greg Curnoe was focused upon the textural qualities of objects and their relief on paper – coating hockey sticks and stamps in his Hockey Stick Blades from West Lions Park.

Graphics: Toronto 20’s unconventional approach to printmaking by these 20 artists was a turning point for Canadian Art, the printing process whose impact is strongly felt today.

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