Beaverbrook Art Gallery announces new addition to TD Sculpture Garden, King and Queen (Cornuti)
Beaverbrook Art GallerySeptember 16, 20160 Comments
The Beaverbrook Art Gallery officially introduced a new seven-foot tall sculpture entitled King and Queen (Cornuti). The sculpture, which arrived earlier this week from Israel, is located in the TD Sculpture Garden, and was donated by the estate of Canadian artist Sorel Etrog (1933-2014).
Sorel Etrog represented Canada at the 1966 Venice Biennale and participated as an artist in Expo 67; his works are found in all major public art museums across Canada and have been featured in exhibitions and collections around the world, including: Museum of Modern Art, Guggenheim Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Centre Pompidou and the Smithsonian.
The placement of the sculpture on Queen Street was specifically chosen to engage the public around the Gallery. “I think placement is so important with sculpture to get it right because people interact with it. As soon as we put the piece out, as soon as it was installed, we had curious visitors coming up and saying, ‘where did that come from and what is that?’” says Terry Graff, CEO and chief curator of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery.
King and Queen (Cornuti) is now available for public viewing in the TD Sculpture Garden, located outside the Beaverbrook Art Gallery.