Greg Curnoe

GREG CUNROE "HOCKEY STICK BLADES" 1965

$1,850

Greg Curnoe (1936-1992) was a highly revered artist, bookmaker and competitive cyclist. He was based in London, Ontario but beloved across the country. He would represent Canada at the Venice Biennale in 1976.

Unwavering in his allegiance to the Canadian/local art scene, Curnoe led the London Regionalism movement alongside fellow artists such as Jack Chambers, Tony Urquhart, and Murray Favro. Together, they championed their hometown of London, Ontario by focusing on local life in their art, activism and loyalty.

In an act of cruel irony, Curnoe died in a tragic cycling accident while riding the same yellow Mariposa bike that was a frequent subject in his work.  

Curnoe’s lifetime passion for sport had a large presence in his practice and iconography. Capturing subject matter from local social and cultural milieu, Curnoe was devoted to depicting personal objects and experiences from his day-to-day life, inspiring a generation of artists to do the same. While Curnoe could be considered a second-generation Pop artist, there was something more personal and intimate in both his approach and artwork. 

Although Curnoe created many works on paper, he curiously did very little printmaking.  Here we find an unusual application of ink to lithograph using several hockey stick blades. The effect is intriguing, simultaneously familiar and abstracted. Hockey Stick Blades from West Lions Park, London includes stamped numbers and graphic arrows in the iconic yellow Curnoe fans know well. While not considered a monotype, each print in the edition varies slightly from the arrangement of hockey blades, the intensity of the ink and of course the bold numbering. 

This work was published as part of the Toronto 20 Portfolio, a suite of 20 prints in various media on wove paper; published by Art Publications in cooperation with The Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, University of Toronto Press, 1965;

Greg Curnoe’s works can be found in numerous public and private collections across Canada. The most significant collections are at Museum London, the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, and Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto. The E.P. Taylor Research Library.

The Art Gallery of Ontario holds the archives of Greg Curnoe.

Questions about this product? Contact us or call +1.416.704.1720 

Relief print with rubber stamping on wove paper

Signed, numbered, titled and dated by the artist

26"H 20"W (work)

28.75"H 22.75"W (framed) 

Framed with museum glass

Very good condition

- Where does the inventory ship from?
Our inventory is divided between New York and Toronto. 

- Where do you ship to?
We can ship anywhere. Typically when we ship within North America we prefer to use FedEx or DHL. To Europe, Asia and beyond we generally use DHL. 

- How much does it cost to ship?
For shipments within North America, we typically charge a flat rate fee. Many items on our site will list the rate. For shipping outside of North America, we can easily provide a quote and will look for the most efficient and economical option.

Most of the items on our site can be easily shipped internationally.

Occasionally we will recommend that an artwork be removed from its frame for shipping. Larger framed works are typically framed with plexiglass. We export over 80% of what we sell, so we are comfortable shipping anywhere. 

- Are there additional taxes or fees?
When a work is valued above $2,500 usd there is a possibility of tax of 0.35%, but this is applied sporadically. There can similarly be an additional fee for customs brokerage and this can range from $20 - $65. US Taxes, duties and customs brokerage are not included in our flat rate shipping. However most of our shipments to the US enter without any additional fees. 

- Do you provide a certificate of authenticity?
Yes, we guarantee everything we sell. We can provide both a digital and printed version of our certificate of authenticity. 

What is your return policy?
- Caviar20 wants you to be 100% satisfied with your purchase. We have a 7 day no-questions full refund return policy for your purchase. Shipping charges are non-refundable. Return shipping is the responsibility of the customer. After 8 days returns are given a credit note. There is no expiration for our credit notes.

- What payment methods do you accept?

If purchasing directly online, Caviar20 accepts all major credit cards as well as Paypal. If invoiced, Caviar20 accepts all major credit cards on regularly priced merchandise. 

Discounted material must be paid by wire transfer, or with Paypal (if funds are sent as 'friends and family'). There is a 3.5% administration fee for credit cards on discounted material. 

Caviar20 does not accept personal checks or Zelle. 

Canadian clients are welcomed and encouraged to pay with interac.
 
Please contact us directly at info@caviar20.com if interested in paying with a cryptocurrency (Bitcoin, Ethereum).

 

You may also like