SOREL ETROG, R.C.A.
Evelyn Aimis Fine Art, Toronto
Private Collection, Ontario
Pierre Restany, Sorel Etrog, Prestel Verlag, Munich, London, New York, 2001, page 77.
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.”