LOT 028

1914 - 2003

Maquette VI High Wind
bronze sculpture
on verso editioned 2/9, dated 1984, inscribed "C 23" and stamped "C"
12 1/8 x 6 3/4 x 7 3/8 in, 30.8 x 17.1 x 18.7 cm

Estimate: $30,000 - $50,000 CAD

Sold for: $73,250

Preview at:

A Prominent Montreal Estate
Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal

Dennis Farr and Éva Chadwick, Lynn Chadwick, Sculptor, 2014, reproduced page 357, catalogue #C22, another cast

Marlborough Gallery, New York, Lynn Chadwick, December 1985, another cast

Artist Lynn Chadwick was an English architect and draughtsman, who found his way to sculpture through creating mobiles and constructions. Chadwick’s approach to sculpture was based in construction rather than modeling. He would first make a linear armature or skeleton onto which he applied a skin, building up the surface to a solid form. In 1956, his reputation as a sculptor was confirmed internationally when he won the International Prize for Sculpture at the 28th Venice Biennale.

Chadwick was absorbed by movement in his sculpture, from his early kinetic mobiles in the 1950s to the abstracted bronze figures that stand or stride in the High Wind series of the 1980s. In this series, the artist depicts his figures draped with skirts and dramatic cloaks; in Maquette VI High Wind, a woman is propelled from behind by intense gusts of wind, her skirt and hair streaming out in front of her. Her face is hidden; Chadwick felt that expressionless figures were more powerful and used body language to convey mood. Here, the interplay between the solidity of the static metal structure of the body and the movement of the woman’s drapery and hair blown by the ephemeral wind creates a fascinating, evocative tension between these two disparate elements.

Estimate: $30,000 - $50,000 CAD

All prices are in Canadian Dollars

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