Modern and Contemporary Art /01 June 2003

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Bruno Lucchesi (b. 1926)

Nursing Mother
USA, 1967
vaselite epoxyvaselite epoxy
24 w × 47 d × 29½ h in (61 × 119 × 75 cm)

Lucchesi's sculptures have precedents in eighteenth and nineteenth century Romantic and Neoclassical sculpture. Lucchesi's best figurative pieces often seem to defy gravity by having the entire sculpture rest lightly on one leg of the subject.

provenance: Brooklyn Museum of Art, sold to benefit the acquisitions program

estimate: $4,000–5,000
result: $2,340

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