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TAKING SHAPE: 20TH CENTURY SCULPTURE FROM THE BLOCH FAMILY COLLECTION

Alexander Archipenko
SEATED BLACK TORSO
Estimate
70,000100,000
LOT SOLD. 87,500 GBP
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TAKING SHAPE: 20TH CENTURY SCULPTURE FROM THE BLOCH FAMILY COLLECTION

Alexander Archipenko
SEATED BLACK TORSO
Estimate
70,000100,000
LOT SOLD. 87,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Alexander Archipenko
1887 - 1964
SEATED BLACK TORSO
inscribed Archipenko, dated 1909, numbered 7 and inscribed Certificat no. A
bronze
height: 38.3cm., 15in.
Conceived in 1909 and cast in the artist's life time in a numbered edition of 16 known casts.
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The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Frances Archipenko Gray.

Provenance

Perls Galleries, New York
Bloch Family (acquired from the above in 1972)

Literature

Alexander Archipenko (exhibition catalogue), Perls Galleries, New York, 1959, no. 1, illustration of another cast
Alexander Archipenko, Archipenko, Fifty Creative Years, 1908-1958, New York, 1960, no. 112, illustration of another cast (titled Black Seated Torso)
Guy Habasque, "Archipenko" in L'Oeil 18, June 1961, illustration of another cast no. S. 38 (titled Torse noir assise)
Alexander Archipenko Bronzes (exhibition catalogue), Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1969-70, no. 3, illustration of another cast
Albert E. Elsen, Origins of Modern Sculpture: Pioneers and Premises, New York, 1974, no. 98, illustration of another cast
Donald Karshan, "Les Révolutions d'Alexandre Archipenko" in Plaisir de France 40, July 1974, no. S. 12, illustration of another cast (titled Torse noir assise)
Katherine Jánszky Michaelsen, Archipenko: A Study of the Early Works 1908-1920, New York, 1977, no. S. 29, illustration of another cast (titled Seated Torso)
Werner Schnell, Der Torso als Problem der Modernen Plastik, Berlin, 1980, no. 169, illustration of another cast (titled Torse noir assise)
Donald Karshan, Archipenko: Sculpture, Drawing & Prints, 1908-1963, Kentucky, 1985, no. 3, illustrations of another cast pp. 12-14
Anette Barth, Alexander Archipenkos plastisches Œuvre, Frankfurt, 1997, no. 11, illustration of another cast p. 37
Alexander Archipenko: Vision and Continuity (exhibition catalogue), The Ukranian Museum, New York, 2006, no. 10, illustration of another cast p. 157

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