• Impressionist/Modern Day Sale  auction at Christies

    Sale 2313

    Impressionist/Modern Day Sale

    5 May 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 342

    Alexander Archipenko (1887-1964)

    Reclining Nude

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Alexander Archipenko (1887-1964)
    Reclining Nude
    signed, dated and numbered 'Archipenko 22 5/10 F' (on the top of the base)
    bronze with brown and green patina
    Height: 17¾ in. (45.1 cm.)
    Conceived in 1922; this bronze version cast by the estate of the artist, 1970


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

    Provenance

    Estate of the artist.
    Donald Karshan, Port Orange, Florida.
    Anon. sale, Christie's, Tel Aviv, 25 September 1994, lot 37.
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTOR


    Literature

    H. Hildebrandt, Alexander Archipenko, Berlin, 1923, no. 27 (marble version illustrated, pl. 27).
    E. Wiese, "Alexander Archipenko," Junge Kunst, vol. 40, 1923, pl. XVII (marble version illustrated).
    A. Archipenko, Archipenko, Fifty Creative Years 1908-1958, New York, 1960, pl. 29 (another cast illustrated in color).
    D.H. Karshan, ed., Archipenko, International Visionary, Washington D.C., 1969, pp. 58 and 114, no. 42 (another cast illustrated, p. 59, pl. 71).
    D.H. Karshan, Archipenko, The Sculpture and Graphic Art, Including a Print Catalogue Raisonné, Tübingen, 1974, p. 79 (another cast illustrated).
    D.H. Karshan, Archipenko, Sculpture, Drawings and Prints, 1908-1963, Danville, Kentucky, 1985, p. 120, no. 60 (another cast illustrated in color, pp. 118-119).