Artwork by Kosso Eloul,  Maquette for “Meeting Place”

Kosso Eloul
Maquette for “Meeting Place”

aluminum sculpture in two parts and book
signed, titled and dated 1983 (incised); inscribed “AP 2” and “to Paul fondly, Kosso”
(two pieces); sold with a copy of “Kosso 1964-1984” (Kosso Eloul, McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 1984)
10.5 x 23 x 9 ins ( 26.7 x 58.4 x 22.9 cms ) ( overall )

Auction Estimate: $6,000.00$4,000.00 - $6,000.00

Price Realized $4,366.00
Sale date: January 28th 2020

Collection of Paul Duval, Toronto
Kosso Eloul, “Kosso 1964-1984”, McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 1984, pages 10, 34 and 47 for “Meeting Place”, reproduced
“Once in a while a piece of sculpture occurs that truly symbolizes the spirit of a city. Such is the case with Kosso Eloul’s work for the entrance of the new office complex at One-Sixty Bloor Street East in Toronto.

Located in the very heart of the community, “Meeting Place” captures the city’s energy. The shining sides of the sculpture’s thrusting steel forms reflect the passing scene in a myriad of shifting shapes and colors, ever changing in the varied light of night and day.

The sculpture’s title “Meeting Place” refers to the original Indian name for the city’s location. Thus, in it’s design, the sculpture compellingly joins the past and the present in a spatial concept which suggests the timeless quality of Stonehenge.

Kosso’s monumental sculpture contains the same energy and driving force that mobilizes the community. The poised power of its two counter-balancing elements suggest at once the harmony and diversity that make up the city’s cultural complexion.”

- Paul Duval, Toronto, 1984

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Kosso Eloul
(1920 - 1995)