KOSSO ELOUL "DUO MARBLE", 1971
Kosso Eloul (1920-1995) was a major Israeli/Canadian post-war sculptor and an important contributor to public art around the world and especially in Toronto.
Kosso Eloul started his artistic career in Israel but was educated in the United States. He first studied at the Art Institute of Chicago (under Frank Lloyd Wright) and later at the Chicago School of Design (with Laszlo Moholy-Nagy). He would represent Israel at the Venice Biennale in 1959.
Around 1962 Eloul meets the Canadian artist Rita Letendre, and within two years he leaves Israel, following her to first Montreal and eventually to Toronto. As a couple their careers and aesthetics seem to develop in tandem. They seem to influence each other and both of their artistic practices reaches maturity, ushering in critical and commercial success.
This work is a good example of Eloul's signature forms and distinctive version of minimalist sculpture. The highly polished marble form balances precariously at an unusual angle, elegantly testing the laws of gravity. Subtle and powerful, this sculpture is emblematic of Eloul's style of balanced strong forms.
Numerous major institutions hold examples of Kosso Eloul's work in their permanent collections including the Brooklyn Museum, the Norton Simon Museum, the Israel Museum and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts to mention a few.
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11"H 6"W 4"D (work)
Very good condition.
Detailed condition report by request.
Note: this work has been recently cleaned
Pictured with Harold Town's SAP "In and Out" 1955
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