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Sorel Etrog
b. 1933
HASIDIC HEAD (MAQUETTE)
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 6,600 CAD
JUMP TO LOT
92
Sorel Etrog
b. 1933
HASIDIC HEAD (MAQUETTE)
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 6,600 CAD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Sorel Etrog
b. 1933
HASIDIC HEAD (MAQUETTE)

stamped and numbered in the cast at the bottom Etrog 5/5


bronze sculpture on wood base
height: 14.6 cm.
5 ¾ in.
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Provenance

Private Collection, Toronto

Exhibited

Toronto, Sorel Etrog: One Decade, organized by Alan Toff, Art Gallery of Ontario, 1968, no. 2

New York, Sorel Etrog, Sculpture, Rose Fried Gallery, New York, 1963, no. 2, illustrated p. 3, for a larger cast of this sculpture

Literature

Pierre Restany, Sorel Etrog, Munich, 2001, illustrated, p. 62

Catalogue Note

This 1959 bronze represents a major turning point in Etrog's career, for up to that point he had been making painted, mostly two-dimensional constructions. While studying in New York, he was deeply moved by three-dimensional sculpture from Africa and South America - the Pre-Columbian figures in particular.

With this dazzlingly complex sculpture, Etrog launched a new direction for himself and his work. In relatively short order he had done a large-scale version from the maquette and casts quickly found their way to the Hirshhorn Museum and sculpture garden in Washington, D. C. and to the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake, among other important public and private collections.

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