A wonderful Mid Century lithograph, pencil signed and numbered by Jacques Lipchitz (1891 - 1973). I believe this is a study for his 1964 - 66 massive bronze entitled "Bellerophon Taming Pegasus," the large version of which was cast in a lot of two; one resides in the permanent collection of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City, Missouri, the other lives above the entrance to Jerome Greene Hall, the Law School Building at Columbia University in New York City.
Lipchitz, a well listed and world renowned artist, was born in Lithuania but studied and worked in Paris with Picasso, Gris, Modigliani, et al before escaping the Nazis and fleeing France to the US where he settled in Hastings on Hudson in New York. He has been widely shown and is in museum and private collections worldwide, with his 1954 Retrospective touring the Museum of Modern Art in NYC, the Walker Center in Minneapolis, and the Cleveland Museum of Art.
CONDITION is great, with no problems to report, numbered 93/200. The frame and original linen mat show normal age and wear. Measures 27 1/4" x 33 1/4" overall, with a sight size inside the deep linen covered mat of 18 1/4" x 24".
This is a terrific piece documenting Lipchitz' second to last monumental work. It displays great power, movement, and balance. The Greek myth of Bellerophon is that he tamed and bridled Pegasus which had never been done, then rode him in pursuit of the Chimera.
A dynamic, compelling image by one of the great artists of the 20th C. Enjoy!
Item ID: RL-880
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