American Art

American Art

View full screen - View 1 of Lot 24. CHAIM GROSS | UNICYCLIST.


Auction Closed

November 19, 04:22 PM GMT


30,000 - 50,000 USD

Lot Details



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.

The artist

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.