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Ossip Zadkine (1888 - 1967)

Lot 313: Ossip Zadkine (1890-1967)

Christie's

February 8, 2005
London, United Kingdom

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Description

Accordéoniste
signed 'O Zadkine' (on the left side); numbered and inscribed with the foundry mark '2/5 Susse Fondeur Paris' (on the back of the base)
bronze with green and brown patina
Height: 19 3/4 in. (50.2 cm.)
Conceived in 1924; this bronze version cast between 1960 and 1962

Artist or Maker

Ossip Zadkine (1890-1967)

Exhibited

London, The Tate Gallery, Zadkine, 1961, no. 6 (dated 1920); this exhibition later travelled to Newcastle upon Tyne, Hatton Art Gallery and Bristol, City Art Gallery.

Literature

P. Humbourg, Zadkine, Paris, 1930, p. 37 (another cast illustrated).
'Kunst ohne Phrasen', in Kieler Nachtrichten, Kiel, 20 June 1961, p. 12.
I. Jianou, Zadkine, Paris, 1964, p. 78 (wood version illustrated pl. 42; dated '1918').
C. Lichtenstern, Ossip Zadkine, der bildhauer und seine ikonographie, Berlin, 1980, no. 110 (another cast illustrated).
Musée Zadkine (ed.), Sculptures, Paris, 1989, no. 25 (another cast illustrated p. 45).
S. Lecombre, Ossip Zadkine, L'oeuvre sculpté, Paris, 1994, no. 134 (plaster version illustrated p. 176).

Provenance

Mr and Mrs Edgar B. Miller, Chicago, by whom acquired from the artist, and thence by descent.
Anonymous sale, Sotheby's, New York, 11 November 1992, lot 201.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.

Notes

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTION

The Zadkine Museum has in its possession a letter dated 15 April 1961 from Edgar B. Miller to the artist regarding the purchase of this work.

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