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Magdalena Abakanowicz (1930-2017)
Magdalena Abakanowicz (1930-2017)

Flock (12 Standing Figures, from 'Ragazzi' Cycle)

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Magdalena Abakanowicz (1930-2017)
Flock (12 Standing Figures, from 'Ragazzi' Cycle)
burlap and resin, in twelve parts
each, approximately: 55 ¾ x 12 x 12 ½ in. (141.6 x 30.5 x 31.8 cm.)
Executed in 1990.
Provenance
Marlborough Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Exhibited
Arnhem, Netherlands, Museum Arnhem, Magdalena Abakanowicz, September-December 1990, no. 14 (illustrated and detail illustrated on the cover).
Nagakura, Sezon Musuem of Art; Shiga, Museum of Modern Art; Mito, Art Tower Mito, Contemporary Art Gallery and Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Magdalena Abakanowicz, April–October 1991, p. 173, no. 88 (illustrated).
Kansas City, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Magdalena Abakanowicz: Horizons, March-May 1992, pp. 2 and 4 (illustrated).
Tokyo, Isetan Museum of Art; Umeda-Osaka, Daimaru Museum and Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Figures of Contemporary Sculpture (1970-1990), July-September 1992, pp. 26-28 (illustrated).
Providence, Rhode Island School of Design, Recent Sculpture, October 1993-March 1994, pp. 13, 44-46 and 61, no. 13 (illustrated and detail illustrated on the cover and back cover).
University of Hartford, Joseloff Gallery, Sculpture, October 1998-January 1999, pp. 8 and 9 (illustrated).
Louisville, Speed Art Museum, The Body in Question: Tracing, Displacing, and Remaking the Human Figure in Contemporary Art, July-August 1999.
Evanston, Northwestern University, Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Magdalena Abakanowicz: Reality of Dreams, September-December 2008.
Post lot text
This work will be included in the upcoming Magdalena Abakanowicz Catalogue Raisonné being prepared by Dr. Jola Gola.

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Lot Essay

Flock (12 Standing Figures, from 'Ragazzi' Cycle) is one of only three works, each of varying sizes, in Magdalena Abakanowicz' Ragazzi Cycle. Flock (20 Standing Figures) is in the collection of the artist, and Flock (36 Standing Figures) is in the collection of the De Moines Art Center in Iowa.

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