Alexander Archipenko (1887-1964)

Flat Torso

Details
Alexander Archipenko (1887-1964)
Flat Torso
signed and dated 'ARCHIPENKO 1914' (on the front of the base)
polished bronze
Height: 15 in. (38.1 cm.)
Conceived in 1914; this bronze version cast in the artist's lifetime
Literature
I. Goll, Archipenko, New York, 1920, p. 2 (another version illustrated).
I. Goll, T. Däubler and B. Cendrars, Archipenko-Album, Potsdam, 1921, no. 1 (another cast illustrated on the frontispiece).
H. Hildebrandt, Alexander Archipenko, Berlin, 1923, p. 13 (another version illustrated, pl. 20).
A. Archipenko, Archipenko, Fifty Creative Years 1908-1958, New York, 1960, pls. 205-206 (another cast illustrated).
A.E. Elsen, Origins of Modern Sculpture, Pioneers and Premises, New York, 1974, p. 112 (another cast illustrated, pl. 132).
D.H. Karshan, Archipenko, The Sculpture and Graphic Art, Including a Print Catalogue Raisonné, Tübingen, 1974, p. 33 (another cast illustrated).
K.J. Michaelsen, Archipenko, A Study of the Early Works, 1908-1920, New York, 1977, p. 34 (another cast illustrated, pl. 49).
D.H. Karshan, Archipenko, Sculpture, Drawings and Prints,
1908-1963
, Danville, Kentucky, 1985, p. 58, no. 26 (another version illustrated, pp. 74-75).
Sale room notice
Please note the casting information:
Conceived in 1914; this bronze version cast in the artist's lifetime

Lot Essay

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