Jacques Lipchitz

JACQUES LIPCHITZ (1891-­‐1973)

 

Seated Man with Guitar I, 1918 Bronze, one of an edition of 7

28 x 13 1/8 x 13 ½ in. / 71 x 34 x 35cm.  Signed on base: JL

 

Provenance:

Otto Gerson Gallery, New York Hokin Collection, Chicago Marlborough Gallery, New York Bruce Beal, Boston

Kent Fine Art, New York

 

Notes:

It is characteristic of Lipchitz’s bronzes that the first cast of each edition was left unnumbered by the artist. This piece also does not bear the thumbprint which was typical of the casts that the artist i d at the Modern Art Foundry in the 2940’s and 50’s. Therefore, this example is assumed to have been cast in Europe in the early 1920s.

 

Exhibited:

The Sculpture of Jacques Lipschitz.  Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1954 Traveled to:  Cleveland Museum of Art Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

Lipchtiz: The Cubist Period (19131930).  Marlborough-­‐Gerson Gallery, New York, 1968

Jacques Lipchitz: Skulpturen und Zeichnungen 1911 – 1969.  Neuen Nationalgalerie, Berlin, 1970

Jacques Lipchitz: My Life in Sculpture.  Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1972

 

Literature:

Jacques Lipchitz: Skulpturen und Zeichnungen 1911 – 1969.  Berlin: Neuen Nationalgalerie, Berlin, 1970,

ill. p. 52, cat. no. 17.

Lipchtiz: The Cubist Period (19131930).  Marlborough-­‐Gerson Gallery, New York, 1968, ill. cat. no.

30. The Sculpture of Jacques Lipschitz.  New York: Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1954, ill. p. 34. Amason, H. H.  My Life in Sculpture.  New York:  Viking Press, 1972.

Barbier, Nicole.  Lipchitz.  Paris: Musee National d’Arte Moderne, Centre George Pompidou, 1978, no.

4, pp. 20 – 22, ill.

Bert Van Bork with Alfred Werner.  Jacques Lipchitz: The Artist at Work.  New York: Crown Publishers, ill. p. 143.

Hammacher, A. M.  Jacques Lipchitz. New York: Abrams, 1975, pl. 77.