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Stanislaw Szukalski
The Prophet

2002

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About

Presenting one of the great estate cast bronze scul[ptures by Polish/American sculptors Stanislav Szukalski (1934-1980) “The Prophet”, was originally cast in 1919. The sculpture has been estate cast in a numbered edition of nine bronzes with two foundry proofs, , this bronze is FP#2, lost wax cast from an original bronze and so it retains the original signature and date as well as the contemporary foundry mark in the bronze. The snakes represent two different schools of wisdom while a small man depicted as an Egyptian warrior stands at the front. The symbolism: next to his wisdom, man himself is insignificant. The sculpture is also illustrated in the 1923 book, “Works of Szukalski.” Stanislav Szukalski was a classically trained Polish artist who immigrated to Chicago and created an incredible body of sculptures and paintings. The Polish government requested that he return to Warsaw where they created the Szukalski National Museum. Sadly when Germany bombed Poland in 1938 all of Szukalski’s original work was destroyed and the artist and his wife returned to America with basically the clothes on their backs and nothing more. This bronze was displayed in an exterior sculpture garden for fifteen years and has a wonderful exterior weathered patina. The bronze has been professionally cleaned and polished by the original foundry in which it was cast, and is in beautiful condition. A Netflix documentary on the life and art of Stanislav Szukalski was just released in December 2018, “Struggle: The Life And Lost Art of Szukalski”, produced by Leonardo DiCaprio. Please contact our gallery for additional information.

Details

  • Artist
    Stanislaw Szukalski (1895, Polish)
  • Creation Year
    2002
  • Dimensions
    Height: 24.75 in. (62.87 cm)Width: 20 in. (50.8 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
    This bronze was displayed in an exterior sculpture garden for fifteen years and has a wonderful exterior weathered patina. The bronze has been professionally cleaned and polished by the original foundry in which it was cast, and is beautiful.
  • Gallery Location
    West Hollywood, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1304098772

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