GRAPHICS: TORONTO 20, 1965 (PORTFOLIO)
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GRAPHICS: TORONTO 20, 1965 (PORTFOLIO)
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GRAPHICS: TORONTO 20, 1965 (PORTFOLIO)

CA
CA
CA
40% above estimate
Realized Price
5,453 USD*
7,000 CAD

About the item

GRAPHICS: TORONTO 20, 1965 (PORTFOLIO)Suite of 20 prints in various media on wove paper; published by Art Publications in cooperation with The Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, printed at University of Toronto Press, 1965. In grey cloth covered portfolio box with cut out square to display title page. All but two unframed.1. Dennis Burton (1933 ? 2013)Untitled signed, dated 9.28.65 and numbered 42 in pencil to margin; 2. Jack Hamilton Bush (1909 ? 1977)Untitledsigned and dated 1965 at Toronto and numbered 42/100 in pencil to margin, framed; 3. Graham Coughtry (1931 ? 1999)Untitledsigned, dated 65 and numbered 42/100 in pencil to margin;4. Greg Curnoe (1936 ? 1992)Hockey Stick Blades from West Lions Park, London, 1965signed, titled, dated ?Aug/65? and numbered 42/100 in pencil to margin;5. Sorel Etrog (1933 ? 2014)Untitledsigned and numbered 42/100 in pencil to margin;6. Gerald Gladstone (1929 ? 2005)Untitledsigned and numbered 42/110 in black ink to margin;7. Richard Gorman (1935 ? 2010)Untitledsigned, dated /65 and numbered 42/100 in pencil to margin;8. Robert Burns Hedrick (1930 ? )Untitledsigned, dated /65 and numbered 42/100 in pencil to margin;9. William Kurelek (1927 ? 1977)The Hound of Heavensigned, titled and numbered 42/100 in pencil to margin;10. Les Levine (1936 ? )Untitled (The Wellesley Hospital)signed and numbered 42/100 in white pencil to top margin;11. Robert Markle (1936 ? )Untitledsigned, dated 65 and numbered 42/100 in pencil to margin;12. Waltraud Markgraf (1937 )Untitledsigned, dated ?65 and numbered 42 in pencil to top margin;13. John Meredith (1933 ? 2000)Untitledsigned, dated /65 and numbered 42/100 in pencil to margin;14.Kazuo Nakamura (1926 ? 2002)Untitledsigned and numbered 42/100 in pencil to margin;15. Gordon Rayner (1935 ? 2010)Untitled signed, dated 65 and numbered 42/100 in pencil to margin;16. William Smith Ronald (1926 ? 1998)Untitledsigned, dated ?65 and numbered no. 42 in pencil to margin, framed; 17. Michael Snow (1929 ?)Carla Bleytitled in the plate, signed, dated ?65 and numbered 42/100 in pencil to margin;18. Mashel Alexander Teitelbaum (1921 ? 1985)Untitledsigned and numbered 42/100 in pencil to support;19. Tony Urquhart (1934 ? ),Unknown Landscapesigned, titled, dated 1965 and numbered 42/100 in pencil to margin;20. Joyce Wieland (1931?1998)Patriotismsigned, dated 65 and numbered 42/100 in pencil to bottom edge.In the 1960s a resurgence in the art of printmaking in the United States was taking hold, while a similar exploration took place north of the border. Graphics: Toronto 20 celebrates the deep and diverse range of talent of the ?The Toronto School? ? each artist bringing to fruition their own voice and techniques, making this series a truly unique and seminal work in Canadian art history. The portfolio serves as a true and lasting testament to the rich artistic innovation originating from Toronto during this period. The series features delightful prints by Painters Eleven members Jack Bush and William Ronald; Bush?s Untitled silkscreen captures the very essence of his iconic Colour Field style with large swatches of bold colours vertically stacked, creating a powerful monolith that anchors the print. Ronald, a constant artistic innovator sought inspiration from photography. The artist used found images from the press: here a monochromatic crowd scene, framed by blocks of green and yellow rectilinear forms, featuring intricate motifs. Objects and living creatures were used by the variety of artists, promoting a sense of spontaneity, a uniqueness that breaks the mold of traditional printmaking process. Gordon Rayner painted a live frog whose dark figure emanates a sensational sense of movement. Greg Curnoe was focused upon the textural qualities of objects and their relief on paper ? coating hockey sticks and stamps in his Hockey Stick Blades from West Lions Park. Graphics: Toronto 20?s unconventional approach to printmaking by these 20 artists was a turning point for Canadian Art, the printing process whose impact is strongly felt today. Estimate: $5,000?7,000
CA
CA
CA
40% above estimate
Realized Price
5,453 USD*
7,000 CAD

*Note: The price is not recalculated to the current value. It refers to the actual final price at the time the item was sold.

*Note: The price is not recalculated to the current value. It refers to the actual final price at the time the item was sold.


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