A Life of Discovery: Works from The Allan Stone Collection | Contemporary Art Online

A Life of Discovery: Works from The Allan Stone Collection | Contemporary Art Online

View full screen - View 1 of Lot 46. GASTON LACHAISE | UNTITLED [3 WORKS].


Lot Closed

December 10, 05:52 PM GMT


2,000 - 3,000 USD

Lot Details



1882 - 1935


i, ii, iii. signed

i, ii, iii. graphite on paper

i, iii. Sheet: 9⅜ by 6¼ in. (23.8 by 15.9 cm); ii. Sheet: 9¼ by 6 in. (23.5 by 15.2 cm)

i, ii, iii. Framed: 17¾ by 14¾ in. (45.1 by 37.5 cm)

i, ii, iii. Executed in 1932-34.

Please note that this work will be exhibited at Allan Stone Projects. Purchased items will be available for collection at Crozier Fine Arts, 1 Star Ledger Plaza, Newark, NJ as of Thursday, December 13th.

Lachaise was a maverick of American Modernism whose voluptuous sculptures reinvigorated depictions of the female form in the early decades of the twentieth century. Lachaise also produced pencil drawings, which offer a two-dimensional glimpse of the blueprints for the artist’s most celebrated sculptures. The drawings show the naked figure in the same curvaceous style of his sculptures, with elegant Matisse-like lines heightening the sensual forms of the body. “Called by ARTnews the ‘greatest American sculptor of his time,’ Lachaise was honored with the first retrospective given to a living artist at the Museum of Modern Art in 1935", and was the subject of several exhibitions at Allan Stone Gallery in the late 60’s and early 70’s” (Lachaise Foundation, Gaston Lachaise Biography). The artist has been exhibited in many other prominent institutions, including The New York Studio School; the Portland Art Museum, Oregon; The Bruce Museum, Connecticut; among others. Lachaise's work is in such public collections as the Art Institute of Chicago; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, New York and Whitney Museum of American Art.