HAROLD TOWN "MECHANICAL NATURE" SAP, 1953

$7,000

Caviar20 is excited to be offering this exceptional "Single Autographic Print" from 1953. It is one of the earliest "SAPs" (Single Autographic Prints) we've handled and comes directly from the estate of Harold Town. 

This work is also quite rare and unusual as it is black and white, with a total absence of color. 

Harold Town began to explore printmaking because of his friend and fellow artist Oscar Cahen. 

The "Single Autographic Prints" were first exhibited in 1954. Two years later the National Gallery of Canada would successfully nominate Town to represent the nation at the Venice Biennale. 

By the end of the decade Town received international accolades for these works and had become one of the most admired artists in Canada.

This example of a "Single Autographic Print" is an exceptional example of the work that established Harold Town. 

Harold Town (1924-1990) remains one of the most fascinating characters from the "Painters Eleven" group. 

While Town coined the group's name (based on the number of artists who simply attended their first meeting) his output was diverse ever-changing. 

Somewhat ironically, Town's first significant body of work, which established his reputation, was a group of monoprints - which he called "Single Autographic Prints"

An essential work for a collection of post-war Canadian abstraction.

Click here and here to see other examples of Town's cherished SAPs.

Additional images available on request. 

Questions about this piece? Contact us +1.416.704.1720

Provenance: The Estate of Harold Town

"Mechanical Nature #2" 

Monotype. 

Signed and dated by the Artist in the print

Titled, lower left

Canada, 1953

21"H 17"W (artwork)

Very good condition.


 

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