Lot 112
  • 112

Alexander Archipenko

180,000 - 250,000 GBP
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  • Alexander Archipenko
  • Torse tournant
  • inscribed Archipenko, dated 21 and numbered 3
  • bronze
  • height (not including base): 46.6cm., 18 3/8 in.


Sale: Sotheby's, London, 12th June 1963, lot 60a
J. Guthrie, London (purchased at the above sale)
Mrs. A. Bluds, London (sale: Sotheby's, London, 25th November 1964, lot 167a)
Zwemmer Gallery, London (purchased at the above sale)
Frank Partridge & Sons, Ltd. (sale: Sotheby's, London, 29th November 1967, lot 19)
Lefevre Gallery, London (purchased at the above sale)
B.C. Holland Inc., Chicago
Private Collection, Chicago (acquired from the above)
Thence by descent to the present owner


Hans Hildebrandt, Alexander Archipenko, Berlin, 1923, illustration of the marble version pl. 28
Erich Wiese, "Alexander Archipenko" in Junge Kunst, vol. 40, 1923, illustration of the marble version pl. XV
Alexander Archipenko, Archipenko, Fifty Creative Years 1908-1958, New York, 1960, no. 118, illustration of the marble version n.p.
Donald H. Karshan, Archipenko International Visionary, Washington, D.C., 1969, no. 38 illustration of another cast p. 63 
Donald H. Karshan (ed.), Archipenko, The Sculpture and Graphic Art, Tübingen, 1974, n.n., illustration of the marble version p. 99 
Werner Schnell, Der Torso als Problem der modernen Kunst, Berlin, 1980, no. 174, illustration of another cast p. 126

Catalogue Note

‘Sculpture must have a significance beyond its form to become a symbol… This sublimates sculpture into the metaphysical realm. This is the mission of art’ (the artist quoted in Alexander Archipenko, Archipenko Fifty Creative Years 1908-58, New York, 1960, p. 35)