Innocence by D H Chiparus

Innocence by D H Chiparus
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A charming cold painted bronze and ivory Art Deco figure of a young woman standing in a demure pose with striking golden colour and intricate hand chased detail, raised on a variegated brown onyx plinth and signed D Chiparus.

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£ 7,850

Additional Information

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Bronze, Ivory and Marble

Book Ref

Chiparus – Master of Art Deco. 2nd Edition by Alberto Shayo

Page No.

74

Chiparus – the lure

On the lure of Demetre H. Chiparus, Judith Miller wrote a splendid piece in 2013 for The Telegraph which you can find here. As she candidly pointed out, “Over the last year or so, the auction and retail prices for Chiparus’s dancing figures have been little short of phenomenal… notable examples have included his Russian Dancers, modelled on Nijinsky and Ida Rubinstein in Scheherazade, from the Ballet Russes, fetching £58,000 at Sotheby’s, London, in May; his Starfish Dancer going for £120,000 at Christie’s, also in May; and back in April, at Sotheby’s New York, his chorus line of five dancers, known as Les Girls went under the hammer at $800,000.”

People love Chiparus for many reasons, one being his exquisite and subtly sensual modelling of the female and male form, and another being the high quality of the casting, then there is the exceptional decoration, but above all of these is the fact that Chiparus successfully encapsulated in his dancers the spirit, the essence of a most distinctive age. Chiparus’s dancers appear to personify that most glamorous of eras and that most distinctive of styles: 1920s Art Deco.

 

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