Jacques Lipchitz explored the possibilities of Cubism in three-dimensional space more thoroughly than any of his contemporaries. He was introduced to Pablo Picasso in 1913, a meeting that would influence his sculpture throughout the rest of his career. Bather III demonstrates Lipchitz’s stunning ability to apply Cubist theory to sculpture in the round.
- Artist Name: Jacques Lipchitz (French, 1891-1973)
- Title: Bather III
- Date: 1917; cast 1959
- Medium: Bronze
- Edition: Edition of 7, Cast No. 6
- Dimensions: 28 x 10 x 10-1/2 in. (71.1 x 25.4 x 26.7 cm)
- Credit Line: Norton Simon Art Foundation
- Accession Number: M.1968.09.S
- Wilkinson, Allan G., The Sculpture of Jacques Lipchitz: A Catalogue Raisonné,no. 62 p. 47
- Gazette des Beaux Arts,fig. 17 p. 16
- Marlborough-Gerson Gallery, Inc., Lipchitz, The Cubist Period 1913-1930,no. 28
- Campbell, Sara, Collector Without Walls: Norton Simon and His Hunt for the Best,2010, cat. 446 p. 298
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