View 1 of Lot 145. Man in Top Hat.
View 1 of Lot 145. Man in Top Hat.
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Elie Nadelman

Man in Top Hat

Estimate:

50,000 - 70,000 USD

Ground Breaking: Works from the Collection of Joseph & Blanche Blank

Elie Nadelman

Elie Nadelman

Man in Top Hat

Man in Top Hat

Estimate:

50,000 - 70,000 USD

Ground Breaking: Works from the Collection of Joseph & Blanche Blank

Elie Nadelman

1882 - 1946

Man in Top Hat


inscribed EN and stamped 1/6 N (along the base)

bronze with dark brown patina

height: 27 inches (68.6 cm) on a 4 inch (10.2 cm) wooden base

Modeled circa 1926; cast circa 1974-75.

Family of the artist, circa 1974-75
[with]Zabriskie Gallery, New York, 1980
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 1980 (acquired from the above)
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., 1981 (bequest of the above; (sold: Christie's, New York, December 1, 1989, lot 160)
Acquired by the present owner at the above sale
Barbara Haskell, Elie Nadelman: Sculptor of Modern Life, New York, 2003, pp. 157, 159, another example illustrated, fig. 189, p. 166 
Lincoln Kirstein, Elie Nadelman, New York, 1973, no. 71, p. 294 (reference to the galvano plastique)
The present work is number one from a limited edition of six casts authorized by the artist's son, Jan Nadelman. The edition was cast by Modern Art Foundry, New York and the present cast produced circa 1974-75 and sold to Joseph H. Hirshhorn by Zabriskie Gallery in 1980. This posthumous edition was cast from a unique galvano plastique.