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I got interested in 19th-century American painting and I was on my way.
It’s no longer a novelty to point out that the former wild-and-crazy standup comedian has proven to be impressively accomplished in less-zany domains, whether it be dramatic acting, banjo-playing or playwriting.My movie career is compromised now.” Which doesn’t mean he hasn’t been busy.His play, Meteor Shower, opened this summer in San Diego and moved to Connecticut earlier this month.Even when news spread a few months later that Calgary-based Imperial Oil was set to auction Harris’ little-seen, 1926 large-scale painting Mountain Forms, some headlines referred to it as a work featured in the “Steve Martin exhibit.” Through it all, Martin said he didn’t consider himself an expert on Harris or art in general.But it’s clear he put a herculean effort into organizing the exhibits, travelling across Canada alongside co-curators Andrew Hunter of the AGO and Cynthia Burlingham of the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles to make selections.While it also travelled to Toronto’s Art Gallery of Ontario this summer, the initial idea was to introduce Harris to American art lovers.
It was a tantalizing hook for Canadian media: the famous Hollywood comedian championing a Canadian icon who seems woefully underappreciated in the rest of the world.
But his love of art, particularly the work of Group of Seven founder Lawren Harris, has received a lot of ink lately.
He co-curated The Idea of North, an exhibit dedicated to Harris that showed in galleries in Los Angeles and Boston.
But on the phone from Los Angeles, Martin admits he was a little surprised to learn that he is expected to talk about art, and Canadian art in particular, on Saturday when he is the main attraction at the Look2016 fundraiser for Contemporary Calgary.
Among other events, the evening will feature Martin in conversation with his friend, The New Yorker’s Adam Gopnik.
While there has been some minor controversy about whether Imperial Oil should have simply donated the piece to a museum, Martin says there is no reason to assume it will disappear into a private collection after auction.