Lynn Chadwick, Paper Hat, 1968

Artist: Lynn Chadwick (1914 - )
Title:Paper Hat, 1968
Reference:320 B
Medium:Bronze Sculpture
Image:23 1/2 in x 6 5/8 in x 5 in (59.7 cm x 16.8 cm x 12.7 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 4
Signature:This work is incised with artist’s initials and stamped with the date 68 and number 320 B 2/4 on the base
Condition:This work is in excellent condition
ID #W-6202
$75,000 $58,000

Historical Description

Lynn Chadwick Paper Hat, 1968 presents itself as a strikingly bold work. Through Chadwick’s mastery and adept skills as an architect and sculptor, Paper Hat, 1968 garners attention in wit and humorous sensibility. Structured and meticulous in style, we see a figurative human form. The body forms into one block that has many planular facets while the head is distorted in an elongated shape. Chadwick deconstructs this bodily form into different arrangements that comment on the amusing aspect of this particular work. There is a sense of deconstruction and reconstruction through architectural framework where he uses a general form and organizes planes strategically. What is intriguing about this piece is the intensity and sharpness of its outline. Even if it were to be taken apart, every aspect, every corner, and every construct is intentional. Chadwick brings forth a sense of liveliness without using color, which in turn expresses his concern for figurative forms. Remarkable in design, Lynn Chadwick captures the essence of primal ambition and translates it into an artistic manifestation.

Executed in 1968 and conceived in 1966, Lynn Chadwick Paper Hat, 1968 is a bronze sculpture. Numbered from the edition of 4, this work is incised with artist’s initials and stamped with the date 68 and number 320 B 2/4 on the base.

Exhibited: Copenhagen, Court Gallery, Lynn Chadwick, December 1975 - January 1976, cat. no. 7, (another example exhibited)

Pangolin London; Chalford, Gallery Pangolin, Lynn Chadwick: Out of the Shadows: Unseen Sculpture of the 1960s, September - November 2009, pp. 49 and 110, illustrated in color (another example exhibited)

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Lynn Chadwick Paper Hat, 1968 is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices that will accompany the final sale of the work).

1. Chadwick, Eva & Dennis Farr. Lynn Chadwick, Sculptor. With a complete illustrated catalogue 1947-2003. Farnham 2014. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 320B.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

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