SOREL ETROG, R.C.A.
Private Collection, Toronto
Ihor Holubizky (ed.), Sorel Etrog: Five Decades (catalogue), Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, 2013, page 75 for Rushman, reproduced.
Pierre Restany, Sorel Etrog, Prestel, Munich, London, New York, 2001, pages 33 and 117, page 35 for an installation shot of an exhibition at the Canadian Cultural Centre, Paris in 1978 featuring Rushman, and page 121 for an installation shot of Rushman, in Pistoia, Italy.
Between 1972 and 1979 Sorel Etrog (1933-2014) produced his Hinges. According to the artist, these sculptures comprised two groups "Introverts" and "Extroverts". This lot, Rushman, falls into the latter category. Etrog explains: "The Extroverts are concerned with open space and implied movement, and this was the first time I created walking figures, employing hinges as an articulation device". Pierre Restany continues: "Like certain celebrated works by Giacometti...Etrog's Hinge characters abandoned the frozen poses of statuary and began to walk...Piéton and Rushman are the most accomplished examples of Hinge walkers and of their dynamic morphology. Their height, the grace of their proportion, the elegance of their stance, all place these works in the front rank of contemporary culture."