MICHAEL SNOW "WALKING WOMAN #14" GRAPHITE ON PAPER, 1963
Michael Snow (b. 1929) is one of the most remarkable multi-disciplinary Canadian artists. He is renowned for a diverse body of work that ranges from experimental films and jazz recordings to sculptures and large scale public art. No matter the medium, Snow’s unparalleled ability to alternate between populist and avant garde art remains.
“Walking Woman” is Snow’s largest and best known body of work. Supposedly modeled on friend and fellow musician Carla Bley, he introduced this iconic silhouette at Toronto’s Isaacs Gallery in 1962. Over the next five years, Snow would realize this form in a multitude of incarnations – paintings, large scale sculptures, newspaper ads, street art and film.
This work is one of about ten examples of “frottage” executed by the artist, an ancient technique of rubbing charcoal (or in this case, graphite) over a rough or textured surface to create a drawing.
“Walking Woman” pieces very rarely come on the market and are highly sought after by collectors. This piece presents the unique opportunity to acquire an important and iconic motif by one of Canada’s most celebrated artists.
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“Walking Woman #14”
Graphite on paper
Signed and dated '63 by the artist
8.25”H 10.75”W (visible)
14.5”H 16.5”W (framed)
Very good condition
Provenance: The Isaacs Gallery, Toronto. Single owner.
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