• Impressionist Modern Day Sale auction at Christies

    Sale 2217

    Impressionist Modern Day Sale

    4 November 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 332

    Jacques Lipchitz (1891-1973)

    Prometheus Strangling the Vulture

    Price Realised  

    Jacques Lipchitz (1891-1973)
    Prometheus Strangling the Vulture
    signed and marked with artist's thumbprint 'JLipchitz' (on the back)
    bronze with dark brown patina
    Height: 20 5/8 in. (52.4 cm.)
    Conceived in 1943; this bronze version cast by circa 1955


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    Pierre Levai has confirmed the authenticity of this sculpture.

    Provenance

    Acquired from the artist by the family of the present owner, circa 1955.


    Literature

    A.G. Wilkinson, The Sculpture of Jacques Lipchitz, A Catalogue Raisonné, The American Years 1941-1973, New York, 2000, vol. II, p. 34, no. 380 (another cast illustrated).