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LIPCHITZ, Ossip/Jacques

Druskieniki, Lithuania 1891 - Capri, Italy 1973

Cantique des cantiques

Song of Songs

1945

bronze

free-standing abstract

Dimensions (HxWxD): overall: 20 x 36 x 11 in.

Acc. No.: 91.1

Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Sally Hope-Davis, Eskenazi Museum of Art, Indiana University, 91.1

Photo credit: photograph by: Kevin Montague


Provenance

  • Purchased by Curt Valentin directly from Lipchitz
  • 1945-1947, New York, Buchholz Gallery (Curt Valentin)
  • 1947-1991, Bloomington, IN, Collection of Henry and Sally Hope, purchased from Curt Valentin
  • 1991, Gift to the Indiana University Art Museum from Sally Hope

Bibliography

  • 1946 [Buchholz]
    Buchholz Gallery, Jacques Lipchitz, New York, The Gallery, cat. no. 17
  • 1948 [Bloomington]
    French Art (brochure), Bloomington, The University, 1948
  • 1949 Hope
    Henry R. Hope, The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Radford Hope, Cincinnati, The Cincinnati Modern Art Society, 1949, cat. no. 42
  • 1954 Hope
    Henry R. Hope, The Sculpture of Jacques Lipchitz, New York, Museum of Modern Art, 1954, p. 80, 92
  • 1969 Hope
    Henry R. Hope, The Sculpture of Jacques Lipchitz, Milwaukee, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1969, cat. no. 23
  • 1982 Solley and Bowen
    Thomas T. Solley and Constance L. Bowen, The Hope Collection: Selections from the Twentieth Century/Henry Holmes Smith: Non-Camera Photographer, Bloomington, Indiana University Art Museum, 1982, cat. no. 29
  • 1992 Golden Anniversary Report
    Indiana University Art Museum Golden Anniversary Report, Bloomington, Indiana University Art Museum, 1992, p. 72

Exhibitions

  • 1946 New York
    probably: Jacques Lipchitz, New York, Buchholz Gallery, 26 March-20 April, 1946, cat. no. 17 (original catalogue un curatorial file)

    1946 Northampton
    Contemporary American Art, Northampton, MA, Smith College Museum of Art (per letter from Curt Valentin to Henry Hope of Nov. 4, 1946: "Smith College is shipping you an important Lipchitz, "Song of Songs", which they had on loan", Curt Valentin Papers, Museum of Modern Art, New York). According to an email from Smith College, this is the only 1946 exhibition the sculpture could have been in, although they do not have good records

    1946 Bloomington
    Modern Sculpture, Bloomington, Indiana University, November 11-December 10, 1946 (no catalogue, but visible in installation shots housed at indiana University Archives)

    1948 Bloomington
    French Art, Bloomington, Indiana University Art Center Gallery & Auditorium Lobby, October 25-November 2, 1948, exhibition checklist no. 21

    1949 Cincinnati
    The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Radford Hope, Cincinnati, Cincinnati Modern Art Society, October 21-November 22, 1949, cat. no. 42

    1950-1951 New York
    The Heritage of Auguste Rodin, New York, Buchholz Gallery (Curt Valentin), December 6, 1950-January 6, 1951

    1954-1955 New York/Minneapolis/Cleveland
    probably: The Sculpture of Jacques Lipchitz, New York, The Museum of Modern Art, May 18-August 1, 1954; Minneapolis, Walker Art Center, October 1-December 12, 1954; Cleveland Museum of Art, January 25-March 13, 1955

    1969 Milwaukee
    probably: The Sculpture of Jacques Lipchitz, Milwaukee, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Art History Gallery and School of Fine Arts Galleries, cat. no. 23; June 6-29, 1969 [?], cat. no. 23

    1982 Bloomington
    The Hope Collection: Selections from the Twentieth Century, Bloomington, Indiana University Art Museum, October 10-December 23, 1982

    1991 Bloomington
    A Wonderful Discernement: Selections from the Hope Collection, Bloomington, Indiana University Art Museum, January 27-March 17, 1991