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White Torso

White Torso
signed and dated ‘Archipenko 1916’ (on the top of the base)
bronze with silver patina
Height: 18 ½ in. (47 cm.)
Conceived in 1916, the present work was cast in the 1950s
(probably) Julius Carlebach, New York, by whom acquired directly from the artist.
Luis Alberto Acuna, by whom acquired from the above in 1948, and thence by descent in 1992.
David Schaff, Ltd., Mendenhall.
Acquired from the above by the present owner on 1 June 1995.
H. Hildebrandt, Alexandre Archipenko, son œuvre, Berlin, 1923, pl. 22 (another cast illustrated).
M. Raynal, A. Archipenko, Rome, 1923, pl. 12.
A. Archipenko, 'Nature, the Point of Departure', in The Arts, vol. I, January 1924, pp. 32-36.
C. Einstein, Die Kunst des 20. Jahrhunderts, Berlin, 1926, pl. XLI.
E. Seredynsky, 'Alexander Archipenko', The Trident, vol. V, no. 1, January - February 1941, p. 11 (illustrated).
A. Archipenko, Archipenko, Fifty Creative Years 1908-1958, New York, 1960, no. 221 (another cast illustrated).
K. J. Michaelsen, Archipenko, A Study of the Early Works 1908-1920, New York & London, 1977, pl. 70 (another cast illustrated).
D. Karshan, Archipenko, Sculpture, Drawings and Prints, 1908-1963, Danville, 1985, no. 33, pp. 73 & 79 (another cast illustrated p. 84).
C. Einstein, Die Kunst des 20. Jahrhunderts, Berlin, 1996, pl. XLI (another cast illustrated).
A. Barth, Alexander Archipenkos plastisches Œuvre, vol. II, Frankfurt, 1997, no. 77, pp. 173-175 (another cast illustrated).
Special notice
This lot has been imported from outside of the UK for sale and placed under the Temporary Admission regime. Import VAT is payable at 5% on the hammer price. VAT at 20% will be added to the buyer’s premium but will not be shown separately on our invoice.
Further details
The Archipenko Foundation will include this work in their forthcoming catalogue raisonné of sculptures by Alexander Archipenko.

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