Floating Figure

Gaston Lachaise, American, 1882–1935

Floating Figure, 1927

Cast bronze
The John B. Putnam Jr. Memorial Collection, Princeton University
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Born in Paris, Gaston LaChaise worked for Art Nouveau glassmaker René Lalique before moving to America, where he became associated with the leading avant-garde artists of the day. The first bronze cast of Floating Figures was exhibited in 1935 at the Museum of Modern Art, where it remains on view.