Alexander Archipenko (1887-1964)
Small Reclining Figure
signed and numbered 'Archipenko 3/12' (on the back of the leg)
bronze with black patina
Height: 4 3/8 in. (11 cm.)
Length: 11 7/8 in. (30 cm.)
Conceived in 1913; this bronze castafter 1964 under the supervision of the estate of the artist
Bernard Danenberg Galleries, Inc., New York.
Gerald Tsai, Jr., New York, by whom acquired from the above, and thence by descent; sale, Christie's, New York, 6 November 2008, lot 139.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
D. Karshan, Archipenko, The Sculpture and Graphic Art, Including a Print Catalogue Raisonné, Tübingen, 1974, p. 69 (another cast illustrated).
K. Jánszky Michaelsen, Archipenko, A Study of the Early Works, 1908-1920, New York, 1977, no. S44, p. 172 (the plaster version illustrated pl. S44).
D. Karshan, Archipenko, Sculpture, Drawings and Prints 1908-1963, Danville, Kentucky, 1985, no. 15, p. 34 (another cast illustrated p. 53).