Lot 244
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JACQUES LIPCHITZ | The Bone

Estimate
15,000 - 20,000 USD
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Description

  • Jacques Lipchitz
  • The Bone
  • Inscribed J Lipchitz and marked with the artist's thumbprint
  • Bronze
  • Height: 25 5/8 in.
  • 65.1 cm
  • Conceived and cast in 1958-59; this work is unique.

Provenance

Private Collection, Washington, D.C. (acquired from the artist in November 1959)
Thence by descent

Exhibited

New York, Fine Arts Associates, Jacques Lipchitz, Fourteen Recent Works, 1958-1959, and Earlier Works, 1949-1959, 1959, no. 12, illustrated in the catalogue

Literature

Alan G. Wilkinson, The Sculpture of Jacques Lipchitz, A Catalogue Raisonné, vol. II, New York, 2000, no. 564, illustrated p. 75

Condition

Brownish green patina. The bronze is attached to a black stone base with a bolt. Some minor surface dust. The work is in very good condition.
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Catalogue Note

The authenticity of this work has kindly been confirmed by Pierre Levai.
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