• Impressionist/Modern Day Sale auction at Christies

    Sale 7833

    Impressionist/Modern Day Sale

    3 February 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 453

    Alexander Archipenko (1887-1965)

    Ma Méditation

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    Alexander Archipenko (1887-1965)
    Ma Méditation
    signed and numbered 'Archipenko 3/12 F' (on the top of the base); stamped with the foundry mark 'MODERN ART FOUNDRY.NEW YORK' (on the right side of the base)
    bronze with golden brown patina
    Height: 29 1/8 in. (74 cm.)
    Conceived in 1932; this bronze version cast 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.

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    VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 17.5% on the buyer's premium.


    Provenance

    The artist's estate.
    Dominion Gallery, Montreal.
    Anonymous sale, Christie's, New York, 20 November 1986, lot 420.
    Acquired by the present owner in the early 1990s.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTOR


    Literature

    A. Archipenko, Archipenko, Fifty Creative Years 1908-1958, New York, 1960 (another cast illustrated pl. 110).