MICHAEL SNOW "WALKING WOMAN FOLDAGE" MIXED MEDIA, 1965
Michael Snow (b. 1929) is one of the most remarkable multi-disciplinary Canadian artists. He is renowned for a diverse body of work that ranges from experimental films and jazz recordings to sculptures and large scale public art. No matter the medium, Snow’s unparalleled ability to alternate between populist and avant garde art remains.
“Walking Woman” is Snow’s largest and best known body of work. Supposedly modeled on friend and fellow musician Carla Bley, he introduced this iconic silhouette at Toronto’s Isaacs Gallery in 1962. Over the next five years, Snow would realize this form in a multitude of incarnations – paintings, large scale sculptures, newspaper ads, street art and film.
This piece is an excellent example of Snow’s foldages, a significant breakthrough for the artist that disrupts conventional art categories by producing a hybrid of collage and sculpture. The delicate folds in the paper transform the work into a curvilinear form, meandering over the figure’s silhouette. The physicality of this piece personifies the woman as her figure gradually distorts and diminishes with each “step.”
“Walking Woman” pieces very rarely come on the market and are highly sought after by collectors. This piece presents the unique opportunity to acquire an important and iconic motif by one of Canada’s most celebrated artists.
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“Walking Woman Foldage”
Folded print with spray enamel
Signed and dated by the artist
20”H 26”W (work)
14.5”H 16.75”W (framed)
Very good condition
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