Imsby, also known as Double is One, by Kosso Eloul, was originally purchased by the Grimsby Public Art Gallery in 1978 with the help of Wintario, the Royal Canadian Academy of Art and the Women’s Committee of the GPAG (now the Volunteer Committee). The sculpture stood at the top of the entrance ramp to the old Gallery until the fall of 2002 when it was put into storage to allow construction of the new Library/ Art Gallery building.
Imsby was re-installed at the corner of Ontario and Adelaide streets in the Winter of 2008.
Kosso Eloul was born in the USSR in 1920. He lived and worked in Canada from 1964 until his death in 1995. His sculptures are found in numerous collections and public places around the world; many are in major Canadian cities. Grimsby is one of the smallest communities to have a work by this prominent sculptor. Eloul was a strong supporter of public art and recognized a mutually beneficial relationship between artists and the public in Grimsby.