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Donald Lipski Bronze Sculpture "Bell Chalice" and Book

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Donald Lipski (American, b. 1971)
Bell Chalice, 1991
Cast bronze chalice with acrylic coating and acrylic clapper and spring with a silk shroud
Inscribed with the artist’s signature to the underside
Numbered 58 / 150
Assembled by MalMark / Verdin Company (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Silk chiffon shroud fabricated by Kymberly Henson (Cincinnati, Ohio)

Accompanied by a limited edition, signed exhibition catalog, The Bells (Contemporary Arts Center, 1991 – 1992)
Catalog is numbered 62 / 275

A limited edition cast bronze titled Bell Chalice by listed artist Donald Lipski, dated 1991. The piece features and acrylic clapper and spring. A purple silk chiffon shroud accompanies the piece. Similar works were included in the 1991 – 1992 exhibition, The Bells, at the Contemporary Arts Center. A limited edition hardcover exhibition catalog is presented with the chalice.

Donald Lipski is a sculptor best known for his installations and large-scale public works. Lipski earned a BA from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in history and was an avid anti-war activist. While pursuing his undergraduate studies, the artist discovered an interest in ceramics and began studying under Don Reitz (American, 1929 – 2014). Later, he earned is MA in ceramics from the Cranbrook Academy of Art, studying under Richard DeVore (American, 1933 – 2006). Lipski’s works are held in a large variety of permanent museum collections, including the Brooklyn Museum, the Detroit Institute of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and more.

This item is being offered to benefit the Contemporary Arts Center.


- negligible amounts of scuffing to the bronze; negligible amounts of scuffing and wear to the cover of the book.


3.75" W x 7.5" H x 3.75" D

- measures the chalice; book measures 22" W x 0.5" H x 17" D.

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