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    BJORN WIINBLAD (Danish, 1918-2006)

    The Gossips
    20th century
    Four Bronze sculptures
    Signed
    67 x 39 inches (170.2 x 99.1 cm) (each)


    In one of the most talked about installations,in Bjorn Wiinblad's The Gossips he has created another whimsical masterpiece. The four smooth bronze sculptures of young ladies obviously in the middle of idle chatter, or just whirling their heads away from it, exudes a swirling motion, a certain arrogance with the figures' noses turned up and away from each other.

    Almost identical with only a slight shift in the head positioning, the pieces were most recently installed in the Crow Design Center on Turtle Creek in Dallas, Texas. The symmetrically curving bodies give way only to the slight appearance of part of a foot and lead to a mass of curly, coneshaped hair which accentuates the flow of each piece, and its attitude.

    Provenance:
    Acquired from the artist in 1991.


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    Auction Dates
    October, 2007
    13th Saturday
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