KOSSO ELOUL "ISTORZO" SCULPTURE, 1989

Kosso Eloul (1920-1995) is one of our favorite sculptors and an important contributor to public art in Toronto and beyond.

In addition to the numerous public sculptures in Toronto by Eloul,  his works can be found in many other prominent public spaces around the world from California to Israel.

Eloul was born in Israel but 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 represented Israel at the Venice Biennale in 1959. In the late 1960's he settled in Toronto and became known for his large outdoor sculptures. In many ways he was a precursor for both Richard Serra and Joel Shapiro.

"Istorzo" is a paradigm of his work in his signature brushed aluminum; yet domestically proportioned. From each vantage point, no matter on which side the sculpture is placed, it appears different, more dynamic and intriguing. 

Caviar20 created this bespoke clear acrylic base for the sculpture. It can also be hung directly on the wall. 

Many major institutions have examples of his 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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Incised signature, date and title by the artist

"Istorzo"

Canada, 1989

Incised signature, title, edition number and date

Brushed aluminium on acrylic base

From an edition of 60

14.5"H 4.5"W 5.5"D (including base)

Very Good Condition

Note: A new custom clear acrylic base was created for the work

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