Canadian Fine Art
November 13 — 18, 2021
Auction begins to close at 7:00 pm ET
SOREL ETROG, R.C.A.
Gallery Moos Ltd., Toronto, ON;
Private Collection, Toronto, ON
Accompanied by excellent provenance, Etrog’s “Sun Life Study” was first in the possession of Toronto’s Gallery Moos, opened by Walter Moos. The lives and careers of both artist and gallerist were deeply intertwined. Lifelong friends, Etrog and Moos embarked on the Canadian art scene at the same time; Moos signed Etrog shortly after launching his gallery in 1959 and Etrog held his first one-man show in Canada there that same year. The show was a commercial and critical success, catapulting both men’s careers to great heights.
“Sun Life Study”, the full-sized version of which dominates the central intersection of University Avene and King Street West in Toronto’s downtown core, is a majestic example of Etrog’s later art. It demonstrates the artist’s command of both the sculptural medium and geometrical abstraction.
Dr. Alma Mikulinsky is an art historian and curator whose latest book Sorel Etrog: Life and Work was published in 2020 by Art Canada Institute. An authority on European Avant-Garde; her texts on Pablo Picasso were commissioned by leading museums such as Tate Modern and the Museé National Picasso-Paris. She opened two exhibitions this fall: Links as Bones: Sorel Etrog and the Fragile Body at the Art Gallery of Windsor and Guernica Remastered at Remai Modern.
Very good condition.
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