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Sailor with Guitar

Jacques Lipchitz (French, born Lithuania, active in United States, 1891–1973). Sailor with Guitar, 1914 (cast probably executed 1915). Bronze, edition 3/7, 30 x 12 x 9 inches (76.2 x 30.5 x 22.9 cm). Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York; Room of Contemporary Art Fund, 1944 (RCA1944:9). © The Estate of Jacques Lipchitz, courtesy, Marlborough Gallery, New York.

© The Estate of Jacques Lipchitz, courtesy, Marlborough Gallery, New York

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© The Estate of Jacques Lipchitz, courtesy, Marlborough Gallery, New York

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

© The Estate of Jacques Lipchitz, courtesy, Marlborough Gallery, New York

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

Jacques Lipchitz

French, born Lithuania, active in United States, 1891-1973

Sailor with Guitar, 1914 (cast probably executed 1915)

bronze

Edition: 3/7

overall: 30 x 12 x 9 inches (76.2 x 30.48 x 22.86 cm)

Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

Room of Contemporary Art Fund, 1944

RCA1944:9

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Inscriptions

signature, dated; edition notation / base, back edge / J Lipchitz 14 3/7
foundry mark; stamp / base, left edge / C. VALSUANI / CIRE PERDUE

Provenance

Buchholz Gallery, New York;
purchased from them by the Albright Art Gallery, 1944

Class

Sculpture (visual work)

Work Type

Cast (sculpture)

This information may change due to ongoing research. Glossary of Terms

When Jacques Lipchitz first moved to Paris in 1909, he settled into the artist-centric neighborhood of Montparnasse. In 1913 the Mexican muralist Diego Rivera introduced Lipchitz to Pablo Picasso, and he almost immediately began to translate aspects of Cubism into his sculptural practice. Sailor with Guitar was inspired by the artist’s first-hand observation of a Spanish sailor’s attempt to woo a young lady by dancing and playing a guitar. Primarily made up of cubes and cylinders, the work emphasizes an underlying geometry yet still retains a degree of realism.

Label from Picasso: The Artist and His Models, November 5, 2016–February 19, 2017

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