Sorel Etrog

1933 - 2014

La Fenice 3/7

La Fenice 3/7

Bronze
31.5 x 13.5 x 7 in

$50,000.00


Sorel Etrog
Untitled 3/7

Untitled 3/7

Bronze , circa 1960
25.5 x 5 x 5 in

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Sorel Etrog
Study for Kabuki Ed./7

Study for Kabuki Ed./7

painted bronze , 1971-72
23.75 x 12.5 x 6.25 in

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One of Canada’s most important sculptors, Sorel Etrog was appointed a member of the Order of Canada in 1994, and Chevalier dans L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by France in 1996; Etrog’s work is represented in major capitals and cities of the world and is included in the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, among others._ Sorel Etrog’s work develops a complex visual vocabulary that explores time and the permanent bond between the plastic arts, with architecture on one hand, and society on the other. Etrog explores spontaneous symbols, primal elements and the relationship between form and symbol. The artist describes his art as “tension created by pulling together and pulling apart, with being stuck and being freed, a world of grabbing and holding on and losing hold… bringing shapes together but at the same time giving each an independence.” Etrog designed Canada’s top film award in 1968, “the Genie” statuette (which was known as “the Etrog” until 1980) and has collaborated with artists such as Eugene Ionesco, Samuel Beckett, John Cage and Marshall McLuhan. He has received several important commissions, including those for Expo ’67, Montreal; SunLife Centre, Toronto; Windsor Sculpture Garden, Windsor, Ontario; Los Angeles County Museum, and Olympic Park in Seoul, Korea.  His work has been part of many group exhibitions at the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; The Carnegie International, Pittsburg; The Museum of Modern Art, New York, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture garden, Washington, D.C.; Palazzo Vecchio, Florence; Musee des Beaux-Arts, Le Havre; Musee Rodin, Paris; Kunstmuseum, Basel; and the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris.

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Samburu (Mother and Child) 2/5

Samburu (Mother and Child) 2/5

painted bronze , 1971-72
72 x 32 x 17.5 in

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Clio 4/9

Clio 4/9

painted bronze
13.75 x 2.75 x 2.5 in

$18,000.00


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Faun Study 5/9

Faun Study 5/9

painted bronze , 1973
13.75 x 6.25 x 2.75 in

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Crusader Ed./6

Crusader Ed./6

Polished Brass , circa 1965-67
43 x 11.75 x 7.5 in

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Study of a Hasidic Head 2/7

Study of a Hasidic Head 2/7

Bronze , 1959
13 x 11 x 10 in

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Totems 1/7

Totems 1/7

Bronze , 1981
14 x 10 x 10 in

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Sorel Etrog