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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
  • Various Canadian Artists (Spadina Review Corporation), 1971

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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 ?

About artist/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.

Provenance:

Private Collection, Toronto