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    Sale 2171

    Important American Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture

    20 May 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 117

    Chaim Gross (1904-1991)

    'Handstand'

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Chaim Gross (1904-1991)
    'Handstand'
    inscribed 'Chaim/Gross' with the artist's device and stamped '2' and '1/6' (along the base)
    bronze with brown patina
    25¼ in. (64.1 cm.) high on a marble base 1¼ in. (3.2 cm.) high
    Cast in 1977.


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    The present work, cast in 1977, was a gift from the artist to the Montclair Art Museum. Other casts of this model date to 1959, when the work was originally conceived.

    Provenance

    The artist.
    Gift to the present owner from the above, 1977.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property of the Montclair Art Museum, sold to benefit the Acquisition Endowment Fund


    Literature

    F. Getlein, Chaim Gross, New York, 1974, n.p., no. 163, another example illustrated.
    Montclair Art Museum, Spatial Matters: Sculpture from the Collection, exhibition catalogue, Montclair, New Jersey, 1996, p. 16.


    Exhibited

    Montclair, New Jersey, Montclair Art Museum, Spatial Matters: Sculpture from the Collection, January 21-August 4, 1996.