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Lynn Chadwick (1914-2003)
Lynn Chadwick (1914-2003)

Two Seated Figures I

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Lynn Chadwick (1914-2003)
Two Seated Figures I
signed 'CHADWICK' (left leg of female figure) and signed, numbered and dated 'CHADWICK 662 1973 4/6' (left leg of the male figure)
two elements--bronze with black patina
Female: 70½ x 52 x 52 in. (177.8 x 132 x 132 cm.)
Male: 67½ x 67½ x 67½ in. (171.4 x 171.4 x 171.4 cm.)
Executed in 1973. This work is number four from an edition of six.
Provenance
Galerie Freitas, Caracas
Anon. sale, Christie's, New York, 17 May 2001, lot 169
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner
Literature
W.J. Strachan, "The Sculptor and His Drawings, no. 5: Lynn Chadwick", The Connoisseur, August 1974, p. 285, no. 179, pl. 11 (another example illustrated).
N. Koster and P. Levine, Lynn Chadwick: The Sculptor and His World, Leiden, 1988, p. 105 (another example illustrated in color).
D. Farr and E. Chadwick, Lynn Chadwick Sculptor, Hampshire, 2006, pp. 290-291, no. 662 (another example illustrated).
Exhibited
London, Marlborough Fine Art, Twentieth Century Monumental Sculpture, October-November 1974 (another example exhibited and illustrated).

Lot Essay

"It seems to me that art must be the manifestation of some vital force coming from the dark, caught by the imagination and translated by the artist's ability and skill... But whatever the final shape, the force behind it is, as the man said of peace, indivisible."

(L. Chadwick quoted in L. Chadwick, 'A Sculptor and His Public'. Listener, 21 October 1954, p. 671)

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