Michael Snow



Michael Snow (b. 1929) is one of the most remarkable multi-disciplinary Canadian artists. 

Snow is renowned for a diverse body of work including experimental films, jazz recordings, large-scale public art and of course his iconic "Walking Woman" series.

Perhaps one of the most interesting characteristics of Snow's output is his ability to alternate between creating artwork that is populist and work that is avant-garde. 

"Walking Woman" is Michael Snow's largest and best-known body of work. It is a fascinating intersection between Pop Art and Conceptual Art. 

Snow introduced the iconic silhouette, which was modelled on friend and fellow musician Carla Bley, in 1962. Over the next five years, Snow would realize her silhouette in a multitude of incarnations; paintings, large-scale sculpture (notably at Expo 67), newspaper ads, street art, and even film.

This piece is an excellent example of Snow's foldages, a significant breakthrough for the artist that disrupts conventional art categories by producing a collage / sculpture hybrid. The delicate folds in the paper transform the work into a curvilinear form, meandering over the woman's silhouette. The physicality of this piece personifies the woman as her figure gradually distorts and diminishes with each "step".  

"Walking Women" 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 well-known motif by one of Canada's most celebrated artists.    

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"Walking Woman Foldage" 

Canada, 1965

Folded print with spray enamel

Signed and dated by the artist. 

26"H 20"W (work)

Very good condition  

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