Harold Town (1924-1990) is renowned in Canada for his prolific, versatile and dynamic body of work. 

His aesthetic and persona were far from subtle. This muted example from his "Stretch" series is simultaneously iconic and an anomaly. 

The composition has an almost architectural or op-art affect. From certain perspectives the forms create the impression of looking at the angle of a palazzo courtyard.

While the bulbous elongated dual teardrop is instantly recognizable as a Town motif, the almost ephemeral monochromatic gray palette is exceptional for this artist with a penchant for hypercolor palettes.

Today, the "Stretch" series is arguably one of the most contemporary looking collections Town created. 

The works look remarkably fresh and many assume this body of work to be brand new. 

Caviar20 is excited to be offering this timeless and dynamic example from Harold Town's oeuvre.

Provenance: Mazelow Gallery (Toronto) and The Estate of Harold Town 

Additional images available on request. 

Questions about this piece? Contact us or call +1.416.704.1720

Contemporary white frame by Caviar20

Signed, dated and numbered 56/99 by the artist.

Estate stamps on verso of previous frame. 


Canada, 1971

29.5"H 41"W (framed)

Excellent condition.


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