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    Sale 1995

    Impressionist And Modern Art Day Sale

    7 May 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 368

    Alexander Archipenko (1887-1964)

    Standing Concave (Glorification of Beauty)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Alexander Archipenko (1887-1964)
    Standing Concave (Glorification of Beauty)
    signed and numbered 'Archipenko 9/12 F' (on the back)
    bronze with brown patina
    Height: 19½ in. (49.6 cm.)
    Conceived in 1925; this bronze version cast 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.
    Perls Galleries, New York.
    Acquired from the above by the late owner, 1971.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A CONNECTICUT COLLECTION


    Literature

    A. Archipenko, Archipenko, Fifty Creative Years 1908-1958, New York, 1960, pl. 226 (another cast partially illustrated).
    D.H. Karshan, ed., Archipenko, International Visionary, Washington D.C., 1969, p. 114, no. 45 (another cast illustrated, p. 72, pl. 103).
    D.H. Karshan, Archipenko, The Sculpture and Graphic Art, Including a Print Catalogue Raisonné, Tübingen, 1974, p. 40.
    D.H. Karshan, Archipenko, Sculpture, Drawings and Prints 1908-1963, Danville, Kentucky, 1985, p. 128, no. 68 (another cast illustrated, p. 129).