HAROLD TOWN "BABE RUTH" LITHO, 1970
Harold Town (1924–1990) was one of the most dynamic and brilliant figures in Canadian art throughout his lengthy career.
While often associated with Painters Eleven, he was also a master printmaker. In every decade of his career he experimented with printmaking to create significant and memorable bodies of work.
In the 1960's star worship experienced never before levels of hysteria. From teenagers to downtown artists, fame and star worship defined this remarkable decade. While not necessarily associated with Pop Art, Harold Town explored the famous in a series of drawings and lithographic prints, “Popsters and Celebrities” primarily completed in 1969 to 1971.
Babe Bruth was one of the most famous American baseball players and was active for a remarkably long period; 1914 through 1935. Ruth's legendary power and charismatic personality made him the target of intense press and public attention.
This work is a fine example from this timeless and chic series and as is another reminder of how Town was an exceptional draftsman.
Take a look at some of the other examples from the "Superstar" series, including Yoko Ono, Charlie Chaplin and Gracie Slick.
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Signed, titled and dated by the Artist
20”H 14”W (print)
22.75"H 16.75"W (framed)
This work is framed with museum glass
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