SOREL ETROG "KEY HEAD GENEVA" LITHOGRAPH, 1967
Employing a strictly primary color palette, Sorel Etrog (1933-2014) created and printed this lively and uplifting example from his Key Head series in Switzerland.
Like the best examples from this important body of work, stylized "links" create a heavily abstracted head shape.
These links are rich in symbolism and highly ambiguous. Perhaps, the overall form is not a head, or anything tangible at all.
Do these "links" represent internal strife or do they suggest that individuality and intellect are comprised of essential "linked" experiences.
These "link" forms begin appearing in Etrog's works on paper in 1964 becoming a major motif in print, in sculpture and on paper for the rest of the decade and beyond.
As Caviar20 is particularly enthusiastic about sculptors involved with printmaking, Sorel Etrog has a prominent position on our site.
Etrog often explored forms and figures in graphics or drawing on before realizing them in cast-bronze (or other three dimensional ways).
Today, Etrog's works can be found in numerous museum and private collections including the Tate, the AGO, the National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa) and LACMA.
This lithograph is a fine example of Etrog's aesthetic and signature form.
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Signed and numbered by the artist
From an edition of 50
Very good condition.