14 May 1999
Jacques Lipchitz (1891-1973)
Acrobat on a horse
signed and stamped with foundry mark 'J. Lipchitz C. VALSUANI' (on the base)
bronze with black patina
Height: 14 in. (36.3 cm.)
Width: 12 in. (31.8 cm.)
Depth: 5 in. (12.7 cm.)
Conceived in 1927 and cast at a later date. This work is unique.
Pierre Lanique, Paris (acquired directly from the artist in the 1920's).
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A. M. Hammacher, The Sculpture of Jacques Lipchitz, A Catalogue Raisonn, The Paris Years 1910-1940, New York, 1996, p. 78, no. 209 (illustrated).
Jacques Lipchitz's Acrobat on a Horse represents a departure from his tightly interlocking cubist forms. In 1926, he began working on series on sculptures emphasizing open spatial volume that employed linear forms that carved through space.
Please note the correct Literature reference:
A. G. Wilkinson, The Sculpture of Jacques Lipchitz, A Catalogue Raisonn, The Paris Years 1910-1940, New York, 1996, p. 78, no. 209 (illustrated).
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