1904 - 1991
inscribed CHAIM GROSS with the artist's device (on the base); also inscribed BEDI-MAKKY FDRY. N.Y. (along the base)
bronze with brown patina
height: 90 inches (228.6 cm)
Cast in 1975.
Estate of the above
Forum Gallery, New York (acquired from the above)
Acquired by the present owner from the above, 2007
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Milwaukee Art Center, Circus Art, March-June 1982
New York, Lever House, Sculptors Guild Foundation Exhibition, 1992
New York, Fordham University at Lincoln Center, Modern Masters, April-October 1995
Miami, Florida, Miami Dade Community College, Kendall Campus, The Figurative Impulse, February 1998
The present work highlights Chaim Gross' lifelong interest in the circus, which was one of the few forms of entertainment available to him as a child growing up in the Carpathian Mountains of Eastern Europe. Unicyclist was cast in an edition of six.