7 November 2002
Property from the Cohen Collection
Alexander Archipenko (1887-1964)
Seated Black Concave (Seated Figure)
signed, dated, inscribed and numbered 'Archipenko 1916 Paris 7/8F' (on the back)
silver plated bronze
Height: 30¼ in. (76.8 cm.)
Conceived in 1916; this bronze version cast by the estate of the artist
Estate of the artist.
Louis D. Cohen, New York.
Richard M. Cohen, Los Angeles (by descent from the above).
By descent from the above to the present owner.
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A. Archipenko, Archipenko, Fifty Creative Years, 1908-1958, New York, 1960, no. 144 (small terracotta version illustrated).
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