Here is a beautiful lithograph of mythological abstract Cubist figures by legendary 20th Century sculptor Jacques Lipchitz. The lithograph is matted, framed and ready to hang. Not examined outside of the vintage frame, but appears to be in very good condition. This early 1960s lithograph is quite scarce as many of the other editions are already held in the permanent collections of major institutions such as MOMA, LACMA, The Art Institute of Chicago, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, etc. It is quite scarce, thus.
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Signature: Signed in pencil and numbered 30/100; with the blind stamp of the publisher, Tamarind Lithography Workshop and of the master printer, Emilion Soriani.
Publisher: Tamarind Lithography Workshop of Tamarind Institute for the UCLA Arts Council, Los Angeles, Emilio Soriani, Master Printer
A Retrospective Selected by the Artist, published by UCLA Art Council, 1963 (Another Edition)
About Jacques Lipchitz
Among the foremost 20th-century Cubist sculptors, Jacques Lipchitz produced muscular, expressive works exploring biblical and mythological stories and such universal human themes as fidelity, love, and motherhood. He moved to Paris in 1909, where he began his career and became influenced by the nascent cubist style of Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque and the aesthetic of the machine. For Lipchitz, Cubism was a form of emancipation from preceding artistic movements, as his angular, vigorously modeled forms attest. Working principally in bronze (his favorite medium) and focused on the figure, he represented such allegories as The Rape of Europa, The Song of Songs, and the embrace of a mother and child, with emotion and sensitivity. “I never deserted the subject, even in my most abstract, cubist sculptures,” he once said, “because I have always believed that there must be communication between the artist and the spectator.”
Lithuanian-French, 1891-1973, Druskininkai, Lithuania