Canadian Fine Art
November 13 — 18, 2021
Auction begins to close at 7:00 pm ET
GERALD GLADSTONE, R.C.A.
Private Collection, Toronto, ON
A Gladstone sculpture, says Eric Newton in The Guardian, is like “a beautifully constructed machine made in a Rolls-Royce factory of the future for the performance of some function that has not yet been envisaged,” while the Herald Tribune described the work as “infernal machines of beauty and power.” Gladstone took Honoré Daumier’s edict—il faut être de son temps—to heart, finding his inspiration in modern technology, including spacecrafts, jet engines and metal shapes including bars, rods and cones. Gladstone explained that “these modern shapes are what we live with now, these are our surroundings, and I want to take them and drag out of them whatever human meaning there is there.”
Very good condition.
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