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Abstraction (Standing Figure), (1919)

Josef Csaky, French, b. Szeged, Hungary, 1888–1971

Stone, 36 x 11 5/8 x 10 1/2 in. (91.4 x 29.4 x 26.6 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Museum Purchase with Partial Funds Donated by the Sydney and Frances Lewis Foundation, 1979

Accession Number: 79.7

Provenance:
Leonce Rosenberg, Paris
Anthony M. Roland, London (by 1971)
Sotheby Parke Bernet, London, 6 December 1978, lot. 269
Museum purchase, with partial funds donated by the Sidney and Frances Lewis Foundation, 1979

Exhibition History:
TATE GALLERY, London. "Leger and Purist Paris," 18 November 1970-24 January 1971, ill. p. 40.
PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART, PA. “Fernand Leger and the Modern City” 3 October 2013-5 January 2014.

Published References:
LEBEL, ROBERT. Anthologie des formes inventees (Paris : Edition de la galerie du cercle, 1962), no. 4, ill.
KARSHAN, DONALD. Csaky (Paris: 15 Depot, 1973), p. 34-35, ill. 6,7,8, cat.
MARCILHAC, FELIX. "Josef Csaky: A Pioneer of Modern Sculpture," Connoisseur 186/747 (May 1974), pp. 10-17, no. 3, ill. p. 13.
MARCILHAC, FELIX. "Josef Csaky 1888-1971," Encyclopedie Connaissance des Arts, no. 309 (November 1977), pp. 141-148, no. 2, ill. p. 142.
UNSIGNED. "La Chronique des Arts," Supplement a la Gazette des Beaux Arts, no. 1334 (March 1980), p. 77.
UNSIGNED. "Purchases by the Hirshhorn Museum 1974-1983," Sculpture Newsletter (Mountainville, NY: Storm King Art Center, Fall 1983), ill.
FLETCHER, VALERIE J. Cubist Sculpture (Washington, DC: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden), permanent exhibition brochure.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection