Jacques Lipchitz Reclining Woman with Guitar 1928, cast 1950s

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Artist
Jacques Lipchitz 1891–1973
Title
Reclining Woman with Guitar
Femme couchée et guitare
Date 1928, cast 1950s
Medium Bronze
Dimensions Object: 413 x 746 x 330 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1959
Reference
T00311
Not on display

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Lipchitz wrote about this work, 'The subject is a reclining figure with a guitar; the curved shape of the right leg is also the shape of the guitar ... [There is a] total assimilation of the figure to the guitar-object; even the left arm reiterates the shape of the guitar.' An early version of this work was made in black basalt for a collector who wanted a sculpture for the garden of her holiday home, designed by the modernist architect and founder of the Purist movement, Le Corbusier.

June 2009

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