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

Woman Combing Her Hair

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Alexander Archipenko (1887-1964)
Woman Combing Her Hair
signed and dated 'Archipenko 1915' (on the top of the base); numbered '3' (on the back of the base)
bronze with brown patina
Height: 14 in. (35.5 cm.)
Conceived in 1915; this bronze version cast by 1960
Provenance
(possibly) Grosvenor Gallery, London.
(possibly) Acquired from the above by the family of the present owners, circa 1960.
Literature
H. Hildebrandt, Alexander Archipenko, Berlin, 1923, pl. 14 (another cast illustrated).
A. Archipenko, Archipenko, Fifty Creative Years, 1908-1958, New York, 1960, pl. 146 (another cast illustrated).
D.H. Karshan, ed., Archipenko, International Visionary, Washington, D.C., 1969, pp. 50 and 114, no. 26 (larger version illustrated, pl. 53).
A.E. Elsen, Origins of Modern Sculpture, Pioneers and Premises, New York, 1974, no. 53 (another cast illustrated).
D.H. Karshan, Archipenko, The Sculpture and Graphic Art, Including a Print Catalogue Raisonné, Tübingen, 1974, p. 109 (another cast illustrated).
K.J. Michaelsen, Archipenko, A Study of the Early Works 1908-1920, New York, 1977, pp. 70-71, no. S59 (larger version illustrated).
D.H. Karshan, Archipenko, Sculpture, Drawings, Prints, 1908-1963, Danville, 1985, p. 68, no. 28 (another cast illustrated, pp. 76-77).
D.H. Karshan, Archipenko, Themes and Variations, 1908-1963, Daytona Beach, 1989, p. 40 (another cast illustrated, p. 41).
D.M. Reynolds, Masters of American Sculpture: The Figurative Tradition from the American Renaissance to the Millenium, New York, 1993, pp. 239-240 (another cast illustrated).

Lot Essay

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

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