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Jacques Lipchitz

Synopsis
Examines the life and career of French sculptor Jacques Lipchitz (1891-1973), showing him discussing his early life in Lithuania, which culminated in running away to Paris to learn sculpture; the cubist movement; his years in New York and Italy following World War 2; and his friends and colleagues, including Pablo Picasso, Diego Rivera, Juan Gris, Gertrude Stein, Chaim Soutine and Amedeo Modigliani. Shows Lipchitz at work at the foundry of Pietrasanta, Italy, creating momumental sculptures. The final scenes depict how his sculptures were completed after his death in accordance with his desires.
Series
Portrait of an Artist, Series
Language
English
Country
United States
Year of production
1977
Subjects
Art
Keywords
cubism; France; Lipchitz, Jacques (1891-1973); sculpture

Credits

Director
Bruce Bassett
Producer
Bruce Bassett
Writer
Bruce Bassett

Distribution Formats

Type
VHS
Format
PAL
Price
£14.95
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
59 minutes
Year
2011

Production Company

Name

Lipchitz (Jacques) Art Foundation

Distributor

Name

Phaidon Press

Contact
Daniel Groenewald (Head of UK Sales & Marketing)
Email
enquiries@phaidon.com
Web
http://uk.phaidon.com/store/video/ External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7843 1206
Fax
020 7843 1215
Notes
A series of 60+ films on major artists, many of which have been broadcast on the Southbank Show. Sale on video. (Some of the titles are available for sale on DVD from Illuminations.

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