Modern and Contemporary Art
Government of the PeopleMade in United States, North and Central America
Jacques Lipchitz, American (born Lithuania), 1891 - 1973
Currently not on view
1971-139-1Gift of the City of Philadelphia, 1971
LabelThis one-sixth-scale plaster model is Lipchitz's second study for Government of the People. Significantly different from his first bronze study, this piece more closely resembles the finished public sculpture with its intricate, three-tiered structure. A family group of father, mother, and child form the base, while above them, in the center of the composition, a man and a woman turn in a spiral motion as they hold aloft the cloudlike formation of reclining nudes at the top.