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    Sale 2165

    Impressionist and Modern Day Sale

    7 May 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 270

    Alexander Archipenko (1887-1964)

    Egyptian Motif

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    Estimate

    Alexander Archipenko (1887-1964)
    Egyptian Motif
    signed, dated and numbered 'Archipenko 1917 6/12 F' (on the back of the base)
    bronze with green patina
    Height: 13½ in. (34.3 cm.)
    Conceived in 1917; this bronze version cast in 1966 by the estate of the artist


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    The Archipenko Foundation will include this bronze in their forthcoming catalogue raisonné of sculptures by Alexander Archipenko.

    Provenance

    Estate of the artist.
    Galleries Maurice Sternberg, Chicago.
    Private collection, Chicago (acquired from the above, October 1975).
    By descent from the above to the present owners.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from a Private Chicago Collection


    Literature

    A. Archipenko, Archipenko, Fifty Creative Years 1908-1958, New York, 1960 (earthenware version illustrated, pls. 152-153).
    D.H. Karshan, ed., Archipenko, International Visionary, Washington D.C., 1969, p. 114, no. 33 (another cast illustrated, p. 53 and pl. 57).
    A. Barth, Alexander Archipenkos Plastiches Oeuvre, Frankfurt, 1997, vol. II, p. 186, no. 85 (painted plaster version illustrated, p. 187).


    Exhibited

    New York, Pace Gallery, Archipenko at Pace, September-October 1973.