KOSSO ELOUL "LEANOT", 1980
Kosso Eloul (1920-1995) is one of our favorite sculptors and an important contributor to public art in Toronto.
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 1960s, 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.
"Leanot" is a paradigm of his work; yet on a domestically proportioned scale. Like the best of Eloul's works, this sculpture is created from two brushed aluminum rectangles captured in motion.
From each vantage point, no matter on which side the sculpture is placed, the sculpture appears different, more dynamic, and intriguing.
Today, 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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8.5"H 20"L 21"W
Very good condition.
Note: sculpture was recently repolished by Artcast in 2022.
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