LIPCHITZ, Ossip/Jacques

Druskieniki, Lithuania 1891 - Capri, Italy 1973

Taureau et condor

Bull and Condor




Dimensions (HxWxD): 14.76 x 19.09 x 1.37 in.

Acc. No.: 1979.023.025

Credit Line: Gift to UAMA from the Jacques & Yulla Lipchitz Foundation

Photo credit: courtesy UAMA, Tucson


  • 1979, Jacques & Yulla Lipchitz Foundation; gift to UAMA


  • Museum's website, July 7, 2014
  • 1982 Bermingham
    Peter Bermingham, Jacques Lipchitz: Sketches and Models in the collection of the UAMA, Tucson, 1982
  • 1983 Bermingham, Deeds and Karpiscak
    Peter Bermingham (General Editor), Daphne Anderson Deeds (Researcher and Assistant Editor) and Adeline Lee Karpiscak (Research Assistant), The University of Arizona Museum of Art. Paintings and Sculpture in the Permanent Collection, with Selected Drawings and Watercolors, Tucson, 1983, p. 199, cat. no. 488, ill.
  • 1987 Rogers
    Millard F. Rogers, Jr., Creative Spark: Sketches and Bozzetti by American Sculptors, 1800-1950, Cincinnati Art Museum, 1987
  • 1996 Wilkinson
    Alan G. Wilkinson, Lipchitz Catalogue Raisonné, Thames & Hudson, 1996 (exact works not known)
  • 1998 Bassett
    Bruce Bassett, Jacques Lipchitz Program of Histor Systems, video, New York, 1998


  • 1983 Bermingham, p. 199:
    This subject was inspired by an event described by Lipchitz's friend, the Spanish poet Juan Larrea. Larrea told of fiestas in Peru where a condor is tied or sewn to the hide of a bull after which the two are set free in an area to wage a furious struggle. The bull, a favorite tragic symbol for Lipchitz, appears here for the first time in his work.