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Alexander Archipenko (1887-1964)
Alexander Archipenko (1887-1964)

Flat Torso

Alexander Archipenko (1887-1964)
Flat Torso
signed and dated 'ARCHIPENKO 1922' (on the front)
cast nickel and silver
Height: 14½ in. (36.8 cm.)
Conceived in 1914; this nickel and silver version cast during the artist's lifetime
Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago.
Acquired from the above by the previous owner, 1991.
I. Goll, Archipenko, New York, 1920, p. 2 (marble version illustrated).
I. Goll, T. Daubler and B. Cendrars, Archipenko Album, Potsdam, 1921, no. 1 (another cast illustrated on the frontis piece).
H. Hildebrandt, Alexander Archipenko, Berlin, 1923, p. 13 (marble version illustrated, pl. 20).
M. Raynal, A. Archipenko avec 32 reproductions en phototypie, Rome, 1923, pl. 20 (another cast illustrated).
A. Archipenko, Archipenko: Fifty Creative Years, 1908-1958, New York, 1960, pp. 47-48 (another cast illustrated, pls. 205 and 206).
A. Elsen, Origins of Modern Sculpture: Pioneers and Premises, New York, 1974, pp. 111-112 (another cast illustrated, pl. 132).
D. 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, 1908-1921, New York, 1977, p. 34 (another cast illustrated, pl. s49).
D. Karshan, Archipenko Sculpture, Drawings and Prints 1908-1963, Danville, Kentucky, 1985, p. 58, nos. 26a-c (another cast illustrated, pp. 74-75).

Lot Essay

The Archipenko Foundation intends to list this work in the proposed Archipenko catalogue raisonné.

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