“Crucifixion”

Collection ID

STA.000014

Type

Statuary

Date

2009

Geography

Santa Fe, New Mexico (United States)

Language

English

Medium

Bronze

Dimensions

31.5 × 9.5 × 9.5 in. (80 × 24.1 × 24.1 cm)

Exhibit Location

Not on view


This limited-edition sculpture (11/33) is considered a significant work of modern religious art. Created by renowned artist Gilbert Jerome “Gib” Singleton (1935–2014), this piece is the twelfth station in his Stations of the Cross, a collection of works that reinterpret a tradition within the Catholic Church commemorating fourteen events from the last hours of Jesus’s life. This piece depicts the crucifixion, a pivotal moment in the narrative of the passion of Jesus. The artists positions the head of Jesus to the side, accentuating the anguish and suffering of his torture.

Singleton’s style draws upon his interest in Western bronze sculpture but is more abstract in its figural representation. This approach was identified by Singleton as a form of emotional realism, and through it he hoped to create a spiritual and emotional connection to the soul.

Designed and created in 2009 by Gilbert Jerome “Gib” Singleton in Santa Fe, New Mexico; Sold in 2011 by C. Anthony Gallery in Beaver Creek, Colorado to the Hutchison Family Foundation in Winter Spring, Florida;[1] Donated in 2017 to Museum of the Bible, Washington, DC.

Notes: [1] C. Anthony Gallery is the exclusive publisher of all Singleton’s art.

description

This limited-edition sculpture (11/33) is considered a significant work of modern religious art. Created by renowned artist Gilbert Jerome “Gib” Singleton (1935–2014), this piece is the twelfth station in his Stations of the Cross, a collection of works that reinterpret a tradition within the Catholic Church commemorating fourteen events from the last hours of Jesus’s life. This piece depicts the crucifixion, a pivotal moment in the narrative of the passion of Jesus. The artists positions the head of Jesus to the side, accentuating the anguish and suffering of his torture.

Singleton’s style draws upon his interest in Western bronze sculpture but is more abstract in its figural representation. This approach was identified by Singleton as a form of emotional realism, and through it he hoped to create a spiritual and emotional connection to the soul.


provenance

Designed and created in 2009 by Gilbert Jerome “Gib” Singleton in Santa Fe, New Mexico; Sold in 2011 by C. Anthony Gallery in Beaver Creek, Colorado to the Hutchison Family Foundation in Winter Spring, Florida;[1] Donated in 2017 to Museum of the Bible, Washington, DC.

Notes: [1] C. Anthony Gallery is the exclusive publisher of all Singleton’s art.


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