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    Sale 2165

    Impressionist and Modern Day Sale

    7 May 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 282

    Alexander Archipenko (1887-1964)

    Walking Torso

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Alexander Archipenko (1887-1964)
    Walking Torso
    signed, dated and numbered 'Archipenko 63 2/8' (on the back of the right leg)
    bronze with blue-green patina
    Height: 14 in. (35.6 cm.)
    Conceived and cast in 1963


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

    Provenance

    Acquired from the artist by the family of the present owner, February 1964.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE NEW YORK COLLECTION


    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, vol. II, p. 606, no. 351 (another cast illustrated, p. 607).