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    Sale 2046

    Impressionist and Modern Art Day Sale

    6 November 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 337

    Alexander Archipenko (1887-1964)

    Old Dutch Fisherman

    Price Realised  

    Alexander Archipenko (1887-1964)
    Old Dutch Fisherman
    signed and numbered 'Archipenko 7/12 F' (on the back)
    bronze with blue and black patina
    Height: 16¼ in. (41.3 cm.)
    Conceived in 1942; this bronze version cast in 1969 by the estate of the artist


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

    Provenance

    Estate of the artist.
    Bernard Danenberg Galleries, Inc., New York.
    Acquired from the above by the late owner, January 1972.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from the Estate of Gerald Tsai, Jr.


    Literature

    A. Archipenko, Archipenko, Fifty Creative Years 1908-1958, New York, 1960, pl. 101(terracotta version illustrated).
    D.H. Karshan, ed., Archipenko, International Visionary, Washington D.C., 1969, p. 115, no. 55 (another cast illustrated, p. 81, pl. 118).
    D.H. Karshan, Archipenko, Sculpture, Drawings and Prints, 1908-1963, Danville, Kentucky, 1985, p. 142, no. 77 (another cast illustrated, pp. 144-145).
    D.H. Karshan, Archipenko, Themes and Variations 1908-1963, Daytona Beach, 1989, p. 82 (another version illustrated, p. 83).