King and Queen (Cornuti)

King and Queen (Cornuti), 1971-1972

Painted Bronze

145 cm (H) x 221 cm (W)

Weismann Institute, Rehovot, Israel

Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, NB

Etrog’s “Screws and Bolts” style – his sojourn into pop art in style and subject matter – is used here for the representation of a king and queen. The two crowned figures emanate composure and serenity thus differ from other examples from the same phase. King and Queen lack the blatant sexual overtone and the colourful joie de vivre typifying this moment in Etrog’s career.

The King and Queen motif was repeatedly used in Etrog’s oeuvre, here eluding to the pieces in a chess game, a motif also used by many surrealists.

King and Queen (Cornuti), 1971-1972

King and Queen (Cornuti), 1971-1972

Painted Bronze

54.6 cm (H) x 81.3 cm (W) 

The Sorel Etrog Collection, Hennick Family Wellness Centre, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, ON

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