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    Sale 12195

    Living With Art

    14 - 15 June 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 98

    Alexander Archipenko (American/Ukrainian, 1887-1964)

    Floating Torso with Head

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Alexander Archipenko (American/Ukrainian, 1887-1964)
    Floating Torso with Head
    signed 'Archipenko' (on the front of the base)
    painted plaster
    13 x 15¾ x 4 ¼ in. (33 x 39.9 x 10.8 cm.)
    Conceived circa 1935.


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    Frances Archipenko Gray has confirmed the authenticity of this work.

    Provenance

    Acquired by the family of the present owner, circa 1950.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR


    Literature

    A. Barth, Alexander Archipenkos plastisches Oeuvre, Frankfurt, 1997, vol. 2, p. 380, no. 215 (another version illustrated, p. 381; titled Floating Torso with Head).