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Jacques Lipchitz | Miracle II, 1948 | Bronze, No 6/7, H:76,2

Jacques Lipchitz | Miracle II, 1948 | Bronze, No 6/7, H:76,2

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Sign.: J Lipchitz 6/7
Cat.: Wilkinson “The Sculpture of Jacques Lipchitz”, vol. II, p. 429

Jacques Lipchitz is unquestionably the most prominent Lithuanian-born artist. Lipchitz's sculptures are present in virtually all of the world's most famous museums. In Lithuania, his works are held by the Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VGŽIM) and the International Vilnius Art Gallery (Tartle).

This version of his work is found in the collections of the following US museums:

  • The Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, MA
  • The Jewish Museum, New York

Inscr. "Jlipchitz" Stamp Notes: Property of a New York Private Collector Hammacher 90; Wilkinson 95; Wilkinson, II, 429 Provenance: Marlborough-Gerson Gallery, New York (acquired from the artist); Private Collection, Montreal (acquired from the above in 1968 and sold: Sotheby’s, New York, November 11, 1992, lot 278); Acquired at the above sale

Lipchitz greeted the rebirth of the Jewish state with the sculpture "The Miracle" (1948) - an upward-facing figure with raised hands to the tablets of the covenant, above which rises an illuminated menorah.

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