20th/21st Century Art
April 23 — 28, 2022
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Nathan Rapoport (1911-1987)
Lot 8 Details
Nathan Rapoport (1911-1987), Polish/American
STUDY FOR LIBERATION, 1985
Dark brown patinated bronze; signed with copyright, dated indistinctly 1985, numbered “7-10” and marked with the 'Tallix' foundry mark: 'T' over 'X' stamped to the foot of the bronze. Raised on a black granite base.
Bronze 15.5 ins x 10.2 ins x 6.25 ins; 39.3 cms x 26 cms x 15.9 cms; Mounted height 17.1 ins; 43.5 cms
Private Collection, Toronto
This limited edition bronze is a study for Nathan Rapoport's best known monumental sculpture “Liberation,” a war memorial to the Holocaust. The oversized figural group depicts an American soldier carrying a World War II Jewish concentration camp survivor. Cast in 1984, it was installed in Liberty State Park, Jersey City, New Jersey on May 30, 1985.