CHARLES PACHTER "HOCKEY KNIGHTS IN CANADA, C ", 1984
In the early 1980's Charles Pachter approached the chairman of the TTC to do a Hockey-themed mural at the College Street subway station. It was a fitting idea as the station is just steps from the Toronto Maple Leaf's original home - the Maple Leaf Gardens.
Although the artist encountered a lot of interference with his pending designs due to copyright of the team's logos and from other TTC bigwigs (who insisted that the player be depicted wearing helmets) the ambitious and impressive public art project finally debuted to great fanfare in April 1985.
Over the last 30 years Pachter's "Hockey Knights in Canada" has become the TTC's most famous and beloved example of public art. It is composed of two groups of nine players. On one side is the Toronto Maple Leafs and on the opposite platform is the Montreal Canadians.
This work is the final drawing that was duplicated in colored enamel on the center of the mural. (Pictured on the far right in the photograph)
Caviar20 is excited to be debuting and offering this important work.
To learn more about the history and the reception of the work, click here to visit StationFixation's profile on College Street station and the legendary "Hockey Knights of Canada".
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Pencil on paper with collaged helmet
Signed, and dated 84 by the artist
30"H 15.5"W (work)
Very good condition
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