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Lynn Chadwick

Jubilee

Bronze with a black patina and polished surfaces
10 2/5 × 11 4/5 × 9 4/5 in
26.5 × 30 × 25 cm
This is an editioned multiple.
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Caption for illustration of large-scale work: Unlike many sculptors who make a small maquette and …

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Caption for illustration of large-scale work: Unlike many sculptors who make a small maquette and then scale it up to a larger scale, Chadwick frequently made a large work first and then an edition of smaller works. The large-scale Jubilee IV (C27) is in the grounds of Lypiatt Park (Gloucestershire, UK), the Tudor …

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Stamped with the artist's monogram and numbered 760 and 7/8
Lynn Chadwick
British, 1914–2003
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Lynn Chadwick was part of a generation of British sculptors who surprised audiences at the 1952 Venice Biennale by breaking with the tradition of carving sculpture from wood or stone. Instead, he welded iron and bronze rods into expressionistic, figurative works inspired by the human form and animals that nonetheless hovered close to abstraction. In his New York Times obituary, Ken Johnson noted, “In the 1950's [Chadwick] developed a spiky vocabulary of skeletal lines and rough planes organized into generalized images of people or animals that evoked feelings of pain, rage and fear.” He rejected what he saw as the amorphousness of stone, preferring to work with iron because it allowed him to “do a three dimensional drawing…which has a very definite shape.” In that sense, his work shared something with architecture, the field he originally pursued in his early career.

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Caption for illustration of large-scale work: Unlike many sculptors who make a small maquette and …

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Caption for illustration of large-scale work: Unlike many sculptors who make a small maquette and then scale it up to a larger scale, Chadwick frequently made a large work first and then an edition of smaller works. The large-scale Jubilee IV (C27) is in the grounds of Lypiatt Park (Gloucestershire, UK), the Tudor …

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Medium
Sculpture
Signature
Stamped with the artist's monogram and numbered 760 and 7/8
Lynn Chadwick
British, 1914–2003
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Lynn Chadwick was part of a generation of British sculptors who surprised audiences at the 1952 Venice Biennale by breaking with the tradition of carving sculpture from wood or stone. Instead, he welded iron and bronze rods into expressionistic, figurative works inspired by the human form and animals that nonetheless hovered close to abstraction. In his New York Times obituary, Ken Johnson noted, “In the 1950's [Chadwick] developed a spiky vocabulary of skeletal lines and rough planes organized into generalized images of people or animals that evoked feelings of pain, rage and fear.” He rejected what he saw as the amorphousness of stone, preferring to work with iron because it allowed him to “do a three dimensional drawing…which has a very definite shape.” In that sense, his work shared something with architecture, the field he originally pursued in his early career.

Lynn Chadwick

Jubilee

Bronze with a black patina and polished surfaces
10 2/5 × 11 4/5 × 9 4/5 in
26.5 × 30 × 25 cm
This is an editioned multiple.
Bidding closed
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