Project DescriptionDescription: Bronze with dark green patina, marble base, 14.9 high on 3.8 cm base
Catalogue note: The present work is one of approximately six Wounded Bull bronzes that were cast during the artist's lifetime. Elie Nadelman was an American-Polish artist whose work married the genres of classical sculpture and folk art. His sculptures of women and animals combined soft stylisation with the industrial aesthetic of bronze, stone, and hardwood. Nadelman’s work was greatly influenced by his travels around Europe. He studied classical works displayed at the Glyptothek and German folk art at the Bavarian National Museum in Munich, and then travelled to Paris where he exhibited with Pablo Picasso at the Salon d’Automne. During his lifetime, the artist’s work was largely unknown, and was brought to public attention in 1948 with the retrospective “Elie Nadelman” at The Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Provenance: Acquired from Christie’s, Sale 17035, Lot 133, Invoice no. DB19011611. The artist| Private collection, by descent| Martha Parrish & James Reinish, Inc., New York, 1998| Acquired by the late owner from the above, 1998
Catalogue no.: 2019S0243-EN