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LOT 57

Lot 57

Various Canadian Artists (Spadina Review Corporation), 1971

Various Canadian Artists (Spadina Review Corporation), 1971
Lot 57 Details
Various Canadian Artists (Spadina Review Corporation), 1971

STOP THE SPADINA EXPRESSWAY, 1971

Nine offset lithographs on calendared wove paper, six signed, numbered, or variously dated in the stone; each signed and numbered 99/100 in pencil or pen and ink, four dated ’71, five with publisher's letters to margins, by artists including:

Dennis Burton (1933-);
Graham Coughtry (1931-1999);
John de Visser (1930-);
Gerald Gladstone (1929-2005);
Robert Nelson Markle (1936-1990);
John Meredith (1933-2000);
William Ronald (1926-1998);
Harold Town (1924-1990);
Michael Snow (1928-)
Various sizes, largest 38 ins x 24 ins; 96.5 cms x 61 cms

Estimate $1,800-$2,500

Realised: $1,200
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

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Various Canadian Artists (Spadina Review Corporation), 1971
  • Various Canadian Artists (Spadina Review Corporation), 1971
  • Various Canadian Artists (Spadina Review Corporation), 1971
  • Various Canadian Artists (Spadina Review Corporation), 1971
  • Various Canadian Artists (Spadina Review Corporation), 1971
  • Various Canadian Artists (Spadina Review Corporation), 1971
  • Various Canadian Artists (Spadina Review Corporation), 1971
  • Various Canadian Artists (Spadina Review Corporation), 1971
  • Various Canadian Artists (Spadina Review Corporation), 1971
  • Various Canadian Artists (Spadina Review Corporation), 1971
  • Various Canadian Artists (Spadina Review Corporation), 1971
  • Various Canadian Artists (Spadina Review Corporation), 1971
  • Various Canadian Artists (Spadina Review Corporation), 1971
  • Various Canadian Artists (Spadina Review Corporation), 1971
  • Various Canadian Artists (Spadina Review Corporation), 1971
  • Various Canadian Artists (Spadina Review Corporation), 1971
  • Various Canadian Artists (Spadina Review Corporation), 1971
  • Various Canadian Artists (Spadina Review Corporation), 1971
  • Various Canadian Artists (Spadina Review Corporation), 1971
  • Various Canadian Artists (Spadina Review Corporation), 1971
  • Various Canadian Artists (Spadina Review Corporation), 1971
  • Various Canadian Artists (Spadina Review Corporation), 1971
  • Various Canadian Artists (Spadina Review Corporation), 1971
  • Various Canadian Artists (Spadina Review Corporation), 1971
  • Various Canadian Artists (Spadina Review Corporation), 1971
  • Various Canadian Artists (Spadina Review Corporation), 1971
Provenance:

Private Collection, Toronto

Note:

In the 1960s, there was a provincial proposal to build a high-traffic expressway through downtown Toronto, necessitating the demolition of residential neighbourhoods - many of them historic and densely built.

In 1969, a group of Toronto activists, academics, and local businesses formed the Stop Spadina, Save Our City Coordinating Committee, eventually re-branding and incorporating as the Spadina Review Corporation. The group's aim was to coordinate opposition to a proposal through a programme of lectures, petitions, and protests, and included figures such as Jane Jacobs, Marshall McLuhan, and Lewis Mumford. These posters were produced as part of a fundraiser by the SRC in 1971; the Ontario provincial government canceled the project that same year.

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