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PROPERTY FROM THE VANTHOURNOUT COLLECTION

Lynn Chadwick
PAIR OF WALKING FIGURES – JUBILEE
Estimate
800,0001,200,000
LOT SOLD. 1,472,000 USD
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PROPERTY FROM THE VANTHOURNOUT COLLECTION

Lynn Chadwick
PAIR OF WALKING FIGURES – JUBILEE
Estimate
800,0001,200,000
LOT SOLD. 1,472,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Lynn Chadwick
1914-2003
PAIR OF WALKING FIGURES – JUBILEE
Inscribed CHADWICK dated 77 and numbered 769 1/6
Bronze, black patina
Male, height: 78 in. 198 cm
Female, height: 78 7/8 in. 200 cm

Conceived and cast in 1977 in an edition of 6.


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Eva Chadwick has kindly confirmed that this cast is recorded in the artist's archives.

Provenance

Marlborough Gallery, London

Acquired from the above in 1980

Exhibited

London, Marlborough Fine Art Gallery; Zürich, Marlborough Gallery, Chadwick, Recent Sculptures, 1978, no. 11

Zürich, Marlborough Fine Art Gallery, Chadwick Recent Sculptures, 1978, no. 11

Literature

Art International, 22/1, Jan. 1978, p. 5

L’Œil, 274, Paris, May 1978, p. 87

Nico Kostern and Paul Levine, Lynn Chadwick: The Sculptor and his World, Leiden 1988, illustrations of other casts pp. 95 and 110

Dennis Farr & Eva Chadwick, Lynn Chadwick, Sculptor, Oxford, 1990, no. 769, illustration of another cast pl. 8

 

Dennis Farr & Eva Chadwick, Lynn Chadwick, Sculptor, Stroud, 1997, no. 769, illustration of another cast p. 319 

Catalogue Note

“Chadwick has always been intrigued by movement, either actual or implied, in his sculpture.  From his early mobiles to his dancing Teddy Boy and Girl series of the 1950s to his cloaked walking women with windswept hair of the 1980s, he has explored figures in motion.  Sometimes their cloaks and draperies flow out in the wind from behind them, or are caught by a gust and wrap themselves around the figures.  This essentially lateral progression gives place to a vertical rhythm in his groups of, usually two, figures” (Dennis Farr & Eva Chadwick, Lynn Chadwick, Sculptor, Oxford, 1990, p. 15).

The artist himself made the following remarks concerning his sculptures: “When I start to work, I wait till I feel what I want to do; and I know how I am working by the presence or lack of a rhythmic impulse.  I think that to attempt to analyse the ability to draw ideas from their subconscious source would almost certainly interfere with that ability.”

 

Other casts from this edition are in the collections of Le Parc du Château, Saint-Priest, Rhône and the Museo Ruffino Tamayo Arte Contemporaneo Internacional, Mexico City.

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