MICHAEL SNOW "WALKING WOMAN - FROTTAGE" 1963
Michael Snow (b. 1929) is one of the most remarkable multi-disciplinary Canadian artists.
Snow is renowned for a diverse body of work including experimental films, jazz recordings, sculpture, large scale public art and most famously the "Walking Woman" series.
Snow introduced his iconic silhouette of a modern woman, supposedly modelled on friend and fellow musician Carla Bley, in 1962 at the Isaacs Gallery in Toronto. Over the next five years Snow would realize this form in a multitude of incarnations; paintings, large-scale sculpture (notably at Expo 67), in newspaper ads, street art and even film.
This work, is one of about ten examples of "frottage" executed by the artist -using an ancient technique of rubbing with charcoal (or in this case graphite) over a rough or textured surface, like a frieze or tomb, to create a drawing or representation. This particular work is exemplary for there is a double figure.
"Walking Women" very rarely come on the market and are highly sought-after by collectors.
This work is fresh to market. It was last sold at the Isaacs Gallery in 1987.
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Graphite on paper
Signed and dated 63 by the artist
8.5"H 11"W (work)
15"H 18"W (framed)
Very good condition.
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