• Impressionist Modern Day Sale auction at Christies

    Sale 2217

    Impressionist Modern Day Sale

    4 November 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 344

    Jacques Lipchitz (1891-1973)

    Tête

    Price Realised  

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    Jacques Lipchitz (1891-1973)
    Tête
    signed, numbered and marked with the artist's thumbprint 'J Lipchitz 1/7' (on the top of the base); stamped with foundry mark 'MODERN ART FDRY N.Y.' (on the back of the base)
    bronze with green and black patina
    Height: 8½ in. (21.6 cm.)
    Conceived in 1914


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    Pierre Levai has confirmed the authenticity of this sculpture.

    Provenance

    Marlborough-Gerson Gallery, New York (1964).
    Anon. sale, Christie's, New York, 12 May 1988, lot 251.
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.


    Literature

    H.H. Arnason, Jacques Lipchitz, Sketches in Bronze, New York, 1969, pp. 6 and 35, no. 1 (another cast illustrated, p. 35).
    J. Lipchitz and H.H. Arnason, My Life in Sculpture, New York, 1972, p. 23, no. 16 (another cast illustrated).
    N. Barbier, Lipchitz, Paris, 1978, pp. 16-17 (painted plaster version illustrated).
    A.G. Wilkinson, The Sculpture of Jacques Lipchitz, A Catalogue Raisonné, The Paris Years 1910-1940, London, 1996, vol. I, p. 40, no. 22 (another cast illustrated).