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    Sale 7600

    Impressionist and Modern Art Day Sale

    25 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 418

    Alexander Archipenko (American, 1887-1965)

    Flat torso

    Price Realised  


    Alexander Archipenko (American, 1887-1965)
    Flat torso
    signed and dated 'ARCHIPENKO 1914' (on the front of the base)
    silvered bronze
    Height: 15 in. (38 cm.)
    Conceived in 1914; this version cast in 1925

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    The Archipenko Foundation will include this work in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné of sculptures by Alexander Archipenko.

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    Freedman Irving Gallery, New York.
    Private collection, England, by whom acquired from the above in 1937; sale, Galerie Wolfgang Ketterer, Munich, 10 June 1985, lot 18.
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
    On loan to the Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg, since 1995.

    Pre-Lot Text



    I. Goll, Archipenko, New York, 1920, p. 2 (marble version illustrated).
    I. Goll, T. Daubler & B. Cendrars, Archipenko Album, Potsdam, 1921, no. 1 (another cast illustrated on the frontispiece).
    H. Hildebrandt, Alexander Archipenko, Berlin, 1923, p. 13 (marble version illustrated pl. 20).
    M. Raynal, A. Archipenko avec 32 reproductions en phototypie, Rome, 1923, pl. 20 (another cast illustrated).
    A. Archipenko, Archipenko: Fifty Creative Years, 1908-1958, New York, 1960, pp. 47-48 (another cast illustrated pls. 205 & 206).
    A. Elsen, Origins of Modern Sculpture: Pioneers and Premises, New York, 1974, pp. 111-112 (another cast illustrated pl. 132).
    D. Karshan, Archipenko: The Sculpture and Graphic Art including a Print Catalogue Raisonné, Tübingen, 1974, p. 33 (another cast illustrated).
    K.J. Michaelsen, Archipenko: A Study of the Early Works, 1908-1921, New York, 1977, p. 34 (another cast illustrated pl. S49).
    D. Karshan, Archipenko Sculpture, Drawings and Prints 1908-1963, Danville, Kentucky, 1985, p. 58, nos. 26a-c (another cast illustrated pp. 74-75).
    U. Peters & A. Legde, Kulturgeschichtliche Spaziergänge im Germanischen Nationalmuseum, Moderne Zeiten, die Sammlung zum 20.Jahrhundert, vol. III, Nuremberg, 2000 (this cast illustrated p. 84).


    Altenburg, Lindenau-Museum, Internationale Sprachen der Kunst: Gemälde, Zeichnungen und Skulpturen der Klassischen Moderne aus der Sammlung Hoh, August - October 1998, no. 3 (illustrated p. 24); this exhibition later travelled to Osnabrück, Kulturgeschichtliches Museum Felix-Nussbaum-Haus, Dortmund, Museum am Ostwall and Nuremberg, Germanisches Nationalmuseum.
    Lisbon, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Amadeo de Souza Cardoso, Avant-Garde Dialogues, 2006, no. 216 (illustrated).