HAROLD TOWN "SINGLE AUTOGRAPHIC PRINT -BLACK BERRY", 1955
Harold Town (1924-1990) remains one of the most fascinating characters from the "Painters Eleven" group, utilizing an incredible range of mediums and techniques throughout his career.
Town was introduced to printmaking through his his friend and fellow artist, Oscar Cahen. After buying a lithography press and stone in 1953, the artist created unique compositions, made up of designs of both accidental and arranged shapes.
Town used everyday objects to create these designs, forming ghostly textures and patterns through many layers of over printing. This technique recalls the paper collages of early 20th century modern movements.
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.
Caviar20 is excited to be offering this "Single Autographic Print" from 1955. The composition in an array of black and berry colors is texturally abundant, with swaths of dripping and scratched-in inks and imprints of string and clippings. New forms seem to emerge with every viewing.
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Signed and dated by the Artist
24"H 18.75"W (artwork)
Very good condition.
Provenance: The Estate of Harold Town
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