• Impressionist/Modern Day Sale auction at Christies

    Sale 7833

    Impressionist/Modern Day Sale

    3 February 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 454

    Ossip Zadkine (1890-1967)

    Pollux

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Ossip Zadkine (1890-1967)
    Pollux
    signed and numbered 'ZADKINE 5/8' (on the top of the base); inscribed with the foundry mark 'Susse Fondeur Paris' (on the back of the base)
    bronze with gold patina
    Height: 39 1/8 in. (99.4 cm.)
    Conceived in 1953-1955


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    Provenance

    Acquired by the present owner in the 1980s.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTOR


    Literature

    I. Jianou, 'Zadkine l'artiste et le poète', in Journal Artcurial, May 1979, no. 330 (dated 1944).
    'Zadkine jugé par ses pairs, Penalba, César, Lipsi, Etienne-Martin, Arman, Lardera, Cardenas, Schöffer, Barelier, Berrocal', in Connaissance des arts, June 1979, p. 84.
    S. Lecombre, Ossip Zadkine, L'oeuvre sculpté, Paris, 1994, no. 449 (another cast illustrated p. 509).