HAROLD TOWN "ORANGE BLUE STRETCH" 1971
Harold Town (1924-1990) is renowned in Canada for his prolific, versatile and dynamic body of work.
Town was dubbed the "Picasso of Canada" for his ever-changing aesthetic and perennial creativity.
In the mid 1950's he established his reputation with a series of monotypes (called "Single Autographic Prints") which included elements of collage.
While Town became one of the leading artists of the Painters 11 group, he had a important and lifelong connection to printmaking.
While Town had made major accomplishments in abstraction, the stretch series was a major departure from previous non-figurative works. Interestingly when he debuted them the "Stretch" works were initially met with critical ambivalence.
Today, these works look remarkably contemporary with their almost minimal forms and hyper-sweet palette. For the uninitiated, many assume this body of work to be brand new.
Provenance: The Estate of Harold Town
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Signed, dated and numbered 69/99 by the artist.
Very good condition.