Description: Prom‚th‚e inscribed with the signature 'O. ZADKINE' (on the front of the base) and with the foundry mark 'Susse fondeur, Paris' (at the side of the base) bronze with brown patina 1181/8in. (300cm.) high Conceived in wood in 1955-1956 and cast in bronze in a numbered edition of four ( 0/3-3/3 ) plus three artist's proofs. This exemple was commissioned to the artist by Gustave J. Nellens in 1963 and was exhibited at the Casino of Knokke. Zadkine subsequently cast no. 2/3 in 1965, no. 3/3 in 1966 and no. 0/3 in 1970. PROVENANCE Acquired directly from the artist by Gustave J. Nellens, Belgium in 1963. Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1985. LITERATURE Frankfurter Neue Presse, 'Prometheus und die Lieratur', 29 April 1965. Frankfurter Rundschau, 'Prometheus bei den Bchern', 14 July 1965. L. Durdakova, Literarni Noviny, 'Ossip Zadkine', Prague, 31 July 1965, p. 8. G. Remszhardt, Bauwelt, 'Stadt und Universit„tsbibliothek Frankfurt am Main', Berlin, 8 November 1965. T. Spiteris, Zadkine, Milan 1966, p. 12. I. Jianou, Journal Artcurial, 'Zadkine l'Artiste et le PoŠte', Paris, May 1979, no. 392 (illustrated pl. 26). C. Lichtenstern, Ossip Zadkine, der Bildhauer und seine Ikonographie, Berlin 1980, pp. 141-146. J. Dubois, L'Amateur d'Art, 'A l'Ombre du Centre Pompidou: Rencontre du Moyen-Age et de l'Architecture Futuriste' Paris, March 1987, p. 6. S. Lecombre, Ossip Zadkine l'Oeuvre Sculpt‚, Paris 1994, no. 469b (the wooden version illustrated p. 523). NOTES Further examples of this work can be found at the University Library of Frankfurt, at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem (a gift from Norman and Amelia Davis, Seattle to the American Israel Cultural Foundation) and at the Zadkine Museum.
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