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PROPERTY OF AN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

William Zorach
1887-1966
SPIRIT OF THE DANCE
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103

PROPERTY OF AN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

William Zorach
1887-1966
SPIRIT OF THE DANCE
Estimation
200 000300 000
Lot. Vendu 205,000 USD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
ACCÉDER AU LOT

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William Zorach
1887-1966
SPIRIT OF THE DANCE
inscribed Zorach 1932 4/6 on the base with the Modern Art Foundry, New York, N.Y. foundry mark
bronze
height: 77 in.
(195.6 cm)
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Provenance

Gift to the present owner, circa 1970

Bibliographie

Paul Stover Winger, The Sculpture of William Zorach, New York, 1938, pp. 31-2, no. 61, illustration of another example pl. 29
William Zorach, Zorach Explains Sculpture, New York, 1947, pp. 44-45 (illustration of another example)
John Baur, William Zorach, New York, 1959, pp. 26-28
William Zorach, Art is My Life, Cleveland, Ohio, 1967, pp. 83, 91-93, 121, illustration of another example fig. 32

Description

William Zorach's Spirit of the Dance was one of several designs submitted for the lobby of the new Radio City Music Hall in 1930, and chosen to be the primary sculpture. The figure, depicting a kneeling dancer at the finale of the dance, was originally planned at 36 inches high. However, a three foot figure would have been too small for its intended space and the height of the sculpture was increased to six and a half feet, proportionally making the figure itself nearly nine-feet. While the figure at Radio City Music Hall was cast in aluminum, Zorach made only six bronze editions of the work.

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