20th/21st Century Art

April 2328, 2022
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Lot 8

Nathan Rapoport (1911-1987)

Nathan Rapoport (1911-1987)
Lot 8 Details
Nathan Rapoport (1911-1987), Polish/American


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

Estimate $1,000-$1,500

Realised: $1,140
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

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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.


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  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
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  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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