CLOAKED FIGURE VI, 1977

Important Australian and International Fine Art
Sydney
10 May 2017
27

LYNN CHADWICK

(1914 – 2003, British)
CLOAKED FIGURE VI, 1977

bronze

24.0 x 22.5 x 9.0 cm

edition: 2/8

numbered and inscribed with artist's monogram and number at base : C / 77/753 / 2/8
bears inscription on base: 753

Estimate: 
$25,000 – 35,000
Provenance

Rex Irwin Art Dealer, Sydney
Private collection, Sydney, acquired from the above in 2008

Exhibited

2007 Sculpture and the figure, Rex Irwin Art Dealer, at the Melbourne Art Fair, Melbourne, 2008, cat. 5

Literature

Farr, D., and Chadwick, E., Lynn Chadwick, Sculptor: With a Complete Illustrated Catalogue 1947 – 2005, Lund Humphries, United Kingdom, 2000, cat. 753, p. 319 (illus., another example)

Catalogue text

…By the 1970s the female head has become either a pyramidal or diamond shape, the male more aggressively rectangular. Yet always Chadwick looks for geometry and tension… The word ‘attitude’ often recurs in his conversation: ‘I would call it attitude, you know, the way that you can make something almost talk by the way the neck is bent, or the attitude of the head…’ One can see a shift in his work away from the dancing figures of the 1950s, towards the brooding stillness of his standing and seated figures from the 1960s onwards…Just as some of his figures become winged, a theme he takes up again in the early 1970s, so in 1976 he evolves striding figures clad in cloaks…1.

Farr, D., and Chadwick, E., Lynn Chadwick: Sculptor, Lypiatt Studio, Gloucestershire, 1997, pp. 11 – 12