Alexander Archipenko (1887-1965)
Alexander Archipenko (1887-1965)

White Torso

Alexander Archipenko (1887-1965)
White Torso
signed 'Archipenko' (on the left side)
painted terracotta
Height: 20½ in. (52 cm.)
Conceived in 1916
Horace R. Cayton, Jr., Chicago.
Susan Cayton Woodson, Chicago (by descent from the above, January 1970).
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
H. Hildebrandt, Alexander Archipenko, Berlin, 1923, no. 22 (another version illustrated).
M. Raynal, A. Archipenko, Rome, 1923, p. 13 (another version illustrated, pl. 12; titled Torse Rose).
C. Einstein, Die Kunst des 20. Jahrhunderts, Berlin, 1928 (bronze version illustrated, pl. XXXVIII; titled Weiblicher Torso).
A. Archipenko, Archipenko, Fifty Creative Years, 1908-1958, New York, 1960 (another version illustrated, pl. 221).
K.J. Michaelsen, Archipenko, A Study of the Early Works, 1908-1920, New York, 1977 (another version illustrated, pl. 70).
D.H. Karshan, Archipenko, Sculpture, Drawings and Prints, 1908-1963, Danville, 1985, pp. 73 and 79, no. 33 (bronze version illustrated, p. 84).
A. Barth, Alexander Archipenkos plastisches Oeuvre, Frankfurt, 1997, vol. 2, p. 172, no. 77 (another version illustrated, p. 173).

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Frances Archipenko Gray has confirmed the authenticity of this work and noted the change of surface color.

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