• Impressionist Modern Day Sale auction at Christies

    Sale 2217

    Impressionist Modern Day Sale

    4 November 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 270

    Alexander Archipenko (1887-1964)

    Flat Torso

    Price Realised  

    Alexander Archipenko (1887-1964)
    Flat Torso
    signed and dated 'ARCHIPENKO 1914' (on the front of the base)
    bronze with green patina
    Height: 14 5/8 in. (37.1 cm.)
    Conceived in 1914; this bronze version cast in the artist's lifetime


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

    Provenance

    Louis Levine, West Palm Beach, Florida.
    Acquired by the family of the present owner, circa 1990.


    Literature

    I. Goll, Archipenko, New York, 1920, p. 2 (another version illustrated).
    T. Däubler, I. Goll and B. Cendrars, Archipenko-Album, Potsdam, 1921, no. 1 (another cast illustrated on the frontispiece).
    H. Hildebrandt, Alexander Archipenko, Berlin, 1923, p. 13 (another version illustrated, pl. 20).
    A. Archipenko, Archipenko, Fifty Creative Years 1908-1958, New York, 1960, pls. 205-206 (another cast illustrated).
    A.E. Elsen, Origins of Modern Sculpture, Pioneers and Premises, New York, 1974, p. 112 (another cast illustrated, fig. 132).
    D.H. 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, 1908-1920, New York, 1977, p. 34 (another cast illustrated, pl. 49).
    D.H. Karshan, Archipenko, Sculpture, Drawings and Prints, 1908-1963, Danville, Kentucky, 1985, p. 58, no. 26 (another version illustrated, pp. 74-75).
    A. Barth, Alexander Archipenkos Plastisches Oeuvre, Frankfurt, 1997, vol. II, pp. 134-137 (another version illustrated, pp. 135 and 137).