A few weeks ago, I wrote about the recent addition of the Muralists Clyfords sculpture to the Toronto Museum of Art.
It was an odd choice, but not a difficult one.
While I would have liked to see Clyford’s work in its original setting, the location and design of the new installation were the best.
The Muralism sculpture is currently being installed in the main gallery of the museum, which is set to reopen this fall.
I have been a longtime fan of the work, which has been installed in an original location at the corner of Bathurst Street and Bloor Street West.
Clyfells work is one of the best examples of contemporary Canadian art in my mind.
It is the work of a man who, through his work, has made his mark on the world and its art, with a unique ability to change how people think about art and how they relate to it.
His work was the first piece to be installed in a museum on a street in Toronto and, in my opinion, one of his most iconic works.
He was born in 1917 and raised in Brampton, Ont., and he grew up surrounded by people who made art and who loved art.
That passion and desire to make art has shaped his life, and the legacy of his work is evident in his paintings and sculptures.
When he died, Clyffeart was considered a Canadian icon, and his legacy lives on in Toronto’s galleries.
The new installation will serve as an ongoing reminder of the importance of Canadian artists in the contemporary art world.
You can read more about the installation here.
With files from The Canadian Press