• Impressionist/Modern Day Sale  auction at Christies

    Sale 2313

    Impressionist/Modern Day Sale

    5 May 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 370

    Alexander Archipenko (1887-1964)

    Egyptian Motif

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Alexander Archipenko (1887-1964)
    Egyptian Motif
    signed, dated and numbered 'Archipenko 1917 9/12 F' (on the back of the base)
    bronze with green patina
    Height: 13 7/8 in. (35.2 cm.)
    Conceived in 1917; this bronze version cast by the estate of the artist, by 1968


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

    Provenance

    Kovler Gallery, Chicago.
    Acquired from the above by the late owner, January 1969.


    Literature

    A. Archipenko, Archipenko, Fifty Creative Years 1908-1958, New
    York, 1960, pls. 152-153 (earthenware version illustrated).
    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

    Chicago, Kovler Gallery, Archipenko, Content and Continuity 1908-1963, 1968, p. 50, no. 16 (illustrated).