Michael Snow


Michael Snow
UNTITLED
double-sided transparency; signed and dated `72 in each corner


11.5 ins x 23.5 ins
29.2 cms x 59.7 cms

Estimate: $2,000-3,000
Price Realised: $1920

Concrete Contemporary Art Auction
Date of Auction: 9/23/2014
Lot 55

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Bio:
Michael Snow is regarded as one of Canada’s most important contemporary artists, well recognized for his work in film and video, music and sculpture, photography and painting. “My paintings are done by a filmmaker, sculpture by a musician, films by a musician, music by a sculpture… sometimes they all work together.” By amalgamating his creative interests, Snow has engaged audiences across Canada and internationally while playing a major part in the development of contemporary art and culture. An advocate of viewer interaction, his untitled work from 1972, a two-sided transparency, is meant to be displayed in a window so that from the interior, one sees the exterior actions through the transparent colours.

Snow had his first solo exhibition in 1957. Since then, his work has appeared at exhibitions across Europe, North America and South America. Snows' works were included in shows marking the reopening of the Centre Pompidou in Paris in 2000 and the MoMA in New York in 2005. In March 2006, his works were included in the Whitney Biennial.

Snow is best known for his large-scale commissioned works including the Walking Women series (1961-1967), Flight Stop (1979) and Audience (1989).

Based in Toronto since 1971, Snow continues to impress us with his creative energy while working to intensify the spectator’s involvement with art.

Enright, Robert. “The Lord of Missed Rules: An Interview with Michael Snow.” Border Crossings 102, May 2007. Accessed August 13, 2014. http://bordercrossingsmag.com/article/the-lord-of-missed-rules-an-interview-with-michael-snow

Birth Location:
Toronto, ON

Artist Dates:
b.1929