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    Sale 2255

    The Modern Age: The Collection of Alice Lawrence

    5 - 6 November 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 412

    Alexander Archipenko (1887-1964)

    Walking Torso

    Price Realised  

    Alexander Archipenko (1887-1964)
    Walking Torso
    signed, dated and numbered 'Archipenko 63 6/8 F' (on the back leg)
    bronze with brown patina
    Height: 13¾ in. (35 cm.)
    Conceived in 1963; this bronze version cast in 1967 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.
    Anon. sale, Sotheby's, New York, 8 May 1991, lot 162.
    Acquired at the above sale by the late owner.


    Saleroom Notice

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


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE COLLECTION OF ALICE LAWRENCE


    Literature

    D.H. Karshan, ed., Archipenko, International Visionary, Washington D.C., 1969, p. 115, no. 76 (another cast illustrated, p. 102, pl. 163).
    W. Schnell, Der Torso als Problem der Modernen Plastik, Berlin, 1980, no. 180 (another cast illustrated).
    A. Barth, Alexander Archipenkos Plastiches Oeuvre, Frankfurt, 1997, p. 606, no. 351 (another cast illustrated, p. 607).