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    Sale 1901

    Impressionist And Modern Art Day Sale

    7 November 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 369

    Alexander Archipenko (1887-1964)

    Woman Combing her Hair

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Alexander Archipenko (1887-1964)
    Woman Combing her Hair
    signed 'Archipenko' (on the top of the base); numbered and stamped with foundry mark '9/12 MODERN ART FDRY. N.Y.' (on the side of the base)
    bronze with dark brown patina
    Height: 13½ in. (34.3 cm.)
    Conceived in 1914; this bronze version cast in 1961


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

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    Provenance

    Mr. and Mrs. Arthur J. Kobacker, Columbus, Ohio.
    Grosvenor Gallery, London.
    Frieda Kittay Goldsmith, Palm Beach (acquired from the above, November 1970).
    By descent from the above to the present owner.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note this work was cast in 1961.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property Formerly from the Collection of Frieda Kittay Goldsmith, Palm Beach, Florida


    Literature

    A.C. Ritchie, Sculpture of the Twentieth Century, New York, 1952, p. 138 (another cast illustrated).
    A. Archipenko, Archipenko: Fifty Creative Years, 1908-1958, New York, 1960, pls. 145 and 146 (another cast and larger version illustrated).
    D.H. Karshan, Archipenko: The Sculpture and Graphic Art, Tubingen, 1975, pp. 33, 34 and 39 (another cast illustrated, p. 109).
    K.J. Michaelsen, Archipenko: A Study of the Early Works 1908-1920, New York, 1977, pp. 70 and 71, no. S59 (larger version illustrated).
    D.H. Karshan, Archipenko: Sculpture, Drawings, Prints, 1908-1963, Danville, Kentucky, 1985, p. 68, no. 28 (another cast illustrated, p. 76, no. 28a).