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    Sale 7595

    20th Century British Art

    6 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 147

    Lynn Chadwick, R.A. (1914-2003)

    Stranger V

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    Lynn Chadwick, R.A. (1914-2003)
    Stranger V
    bronze with a dark brown patina
    19 in. (48 cm.) high
    Conceived in 1959 and cast in an edition of 3.

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    In discussing the strategic importance of the Stranger series in his oeuvre Bowness comments, 'Chadwick's whole career can be regarded as the progressive elimination of movement from his sculpture; it is almost as if he wished to forget his early days as an inventor of mobiles, and emphasize the static and statuesque qualities in his work. The later Strangers are attentive, apprehensive, and from 1959 onwards they are joined by a series of Watchers, who stand observant but undemonstrative, sinister, armless beings. Like many of the animals, the Strangers and Watchers seem to be tensed; waiting, aware that something is going to happen' (see A. Bowness, Lynn Chadwick, London, 1962, pages not numbered).

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    with Marlborough Gallery, London, June 1961, where purchased by the present owner.

    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that the present work is stamped with the foundry mark and signed and numbered 'Chadwick 0/3' (on the back).

    Pre-Lot Text



    J. Hodin, Chadwick, London, 1961, no. 18, another cast illustrated. D. Farr and E. Chadwick, Lynn Chadwick Sculptor, Aldershot, 2006, p. 154, no. 287, another cast illustrated.