Sale: 524 / Post War / Contemporary Art II, Dec. 10. 2021 in Munich Lot 3

 

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Lynn Chadwick
Girl V, 1971.
Bronze with black-brown patina
Estimate:
€ 30,000 / $ 30,000
Sold:
€ 37,500 / $ 37.500

(incl. surcharge)
Girl V. 1971.
Bronze with black-brown patina.
Farr/Chadwick 635. With the artist's name embossed on the rear, as well as with the date "71", the edition number and work number "635". One of only 6 copies. Height: 37 cm (14.5 in). [CH].

• After Lynn Chadwick began to create large-size sculptures again with the partly gilt-plated "Elektras" from 1969, he produced a series of smaller figures - some standing, some seated or reclined - over the following years. Girl V counts among them.
• The artist combines strictly geometrical elements with naturalistic female forms, thus creating a fascinating interplay.
• Chadwick's creation is all about posture and the inner dynamic balance of figures composed of edges, lines and angles.
• In these later works the artist ascribes feminine or masculine attributes and physical forms to his sculptures: Chadwick uses the triangle for female and the square for male figures.
• Similar works from the 1970s are in possession of, among others, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), the Stanford University Museum of Art, Stanford (CA), the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin and the Tel Aviv Museum of Art.
• Following a grand retrospective at Tate Britain (2003), the Lehmbruck Museum in Duisburg and thes Haus am Waldsee, Berlin (2019/20), as well as the Museo del giardino di Boboli in Florence (2015) honored the artist with comprehensive solo shows
.

We are grateful to Dr. Sarah Marchant for her kind support in cataloging this lot.

PROVENANCE: Waddington-Schiell Gallery, Toronto.
Private collection Canada (acquired from the above in 1988).
Galerie Ritthaler, Hamburg.
Private collection Southern Germany (acquired from the above in 2008, Ketterer Kunst, June 5, 2008, lot no. 339).

EXHIBITION: Presumably different copy:
Chadwick. Recent Sculpure, Marlborough Fine Art, London, January to February 1974 (with illu.).

LITERATURE: Dennis Farr and Eva Chadwick, Lynn Chadwick. Sculptor, Oxford 2006 (third edition), cat. no. 635 (with illu., p. 280).
Ketterer Kunst, Munich, Post War/Contemporary Art, June 5, 2008, lot no. 336 (with illu.).




3
Lynn Chadwick
Girl V, 1971.
Bronze with black-brown patina
Estimate:
€ 30,000 / $ 30,000
Sold:
€ 37,500 / $ 37.500

(incl. surcharge)