HAROLD TOWN "IN AND OUT" SAP, 1955
HAROLD TOWN "IN AND OUT" SAP, 1955
HAROLD TOWN "IN AND OUT" SAP, 1955
HAROLD TOWN "IN AND OUT" SAP, 1955
HAROLD TOWN "IN AND OUT" SAP, 1955
HAROLD TOWN "IN AND OUT" SAP, 1955
HAROLD TOWN "IN AND OUT" SAP, 1955
HAROLD TOWN "IN AND OUT" SAP, 1955
HAROLD TOWN "IN AND OUT" SAP, 1955
HAROLD TOWN "IN AND OUT" SAP, 1955
HAROLD TOWN "IN AND OUT" SAP, 1955

HAROLD TOWN "IN AND OUT" SAP, 1955

$7,000

One of Harold Town's (1924-1990) most noted attributes is his versatility and unpredictability. Throughout his career he oscillated between genres and styles, between dynamic color and black & white, between abstraction and figuration. 

Town's breakout body of work were the "Single Autographic Prints" created during the mid-1950's. While there are certainly many common characteristics in these monotypes - there are plenty of variations, anomalies and beautiful experiments. 

This work "In and Out" is a fine example of Town's versatility - yet aesthetically it seems closer in style to something by Robert Motherwell or even Ray Mead. Dominant, monochromatic forms - found here on both the upper and lower half of the composition - are not obviously elements that Town favored. 

Despite its somewhat exceptional construction this must have been a meaningful work for Town as he signed, dated and gave it this friendly evocative title.  

It comes directly from the estate of Harold Town. 

An essential work for a collection of post-war Canadian abstraction.

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Provenance: The Estate of Harold Town

"In and Out" 

Monotype. 

Signed, titled and dated by the Artist 

Canada, 1955

22"H 16.5"W (work - visible)

29"H 24"W (framed) 

Very good condition.