JACQUES LIPCHITZ (1891-1973) Arrival 21 1/8 in (53.6 cm) (height) (Conceived in 1941)

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Lot 49
JACQUES LIPCHITZ
(1891-1973)
Arrival 21 1/8 in (53.6 cm) (height)

Sold for US$ 25,075 inc. premium

Impressionist & Modern Art

12 Nov 2019, 17:00 EST

New York

JACQUES LIPCHITZ (1891-1973)
Arrival
inscribed 'J Lipchitz', marked with the artist's thumbprint, numbered '4/7', and stamped with the foundry mark 'Modern Art FDRY, N.Y.' (on the base)
bronze
21 1/8 in (53.6 cm) (height)
Conceived in 1941

Footnotes

  • The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Pierre Levai.

    Provenance
    Otto Gerson Gallery, New York.
    Mr. & Mrs. Robert D. Graff, New Jersey (acquired from the above in 1996).

    Literature
    H. Hope, The Sculpture of Jacques Lipchitz, New York, 1954 (illustration of another cast p. 65).
    B. van Bork, Jacques Lipchitz: The Artist at Work, New York, 1966 (illustration of another cast p. 179).
    H. H. Arnason, Jacques Lipchitz, Sketches in Bronze, New York, 1969, fig. 18 (illustration of another cast p. 24).
    J. Lipchitz & H. H. Arnason, My Life in Sculpture, New York, 1972, no. 131a (illustration of another cast p. 142).
    A. Wilkinson, The Sculpture of Jacques Lipchitz, A Catalogue Raisonné, The American Years 1941-1973, vol. II, New York, 2000, no. 345 (illustration of another cast p. 26).

    Arrival was conceived during a pivotal change in Lipchitz's life: his arrival in New York after fleeing from France as Hitler loomed ever nearer to Paris. In his book My Life in Sculpture, Lipchitz reflects "In this, the mother holds the child who is saved. It is obviously part of the series of the mother-and-child theme, which has haunted me throughout my entire life. In this particular group of Arrival or Return of the Child, there was a specific feeling of escape from the horror of the fascists to the refuge of the United States" (p. 143).

    This work is number four from an edition of seven casts. Other casts of the sculpture reside in major collections, including the Des Moines Art Center in Des Moines, Iowa and the Minnesota Museum of American Art in St. Paul, Minnesota.
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JACQUES LIPCHITZ (1891-1973) Arrival 21 1/8 in (53.6 cm) (height) (Conceived in 1941)
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