CHARLES PACHTER "FACE OFF", 1984
In the early 1980s, 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 the 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.
Caviar20 is excited to be offering this important work: the only surviving sketch from the series that depicted two players facing off.
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Pencil on paper
Signed, and dated 84 by the artist
30"H 15.5"W (work)
36"H 19.75"W (framed)
Framed with museum glass
Very good condition
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