Feb 04, 2021 - Sale 2557

Sale 2557 - Lot 225

Price Realized: $ 625
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200

CHAIM GROSS (1902-1991)

Woman on a Unicycle.
Terracotta sculpture. 335x145 mm; 13 1/2x5 5/8 inches. Incised with the artist's name, lower edge. Circa 1950.

Provenance: private collection, New Jersey.

Born in Austrian Galicia and uprooted by war, Gross emigrated to New York in 1921, where he remained for the rest of his life. In 1933 Gross was employed by the Works Progress Administration's precursor, the Public Works of Art Project. Gross taught and created sculpture for public buildings and was internationally lauded for his works at the 1939 New York World's Fair.