Torso in Space
Property from an Important Private Collector
Alexander Archipenko

Torso in Space

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Torso in Space
Torso in Space
Torso in Space
Torso in Space
Torso in Space
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Alexander Archipenko

Torso in Space

Estimate:

250,000 - 350,000 USD

Property from an Important Private Collector

Alexander Archipenko

Alexander Archipenko

Torso in Space

Torso in Space

Estimate:

250,000 - 350,000 USD

Lot sold:

315,000

USD

Description

Property from an Important Private Collector

Alexander Archipenko

1887 - 1964

Torso in Space


Inscribed Archipenko and numbered 4/6F

Bronze

Length: 60 in. (153 cm)

Conceived in 1935-36; this large version conceived in terracotta in 1937 and cast in bronze in an edition of 6; this example cast by the artist's estate at the Sheidow Foundry, New York in 1968. 

Condition report

Greenish brown patina. One half-inch loss to the bronze in the figure's proper right thigh. Some other light surface scratches. The figure can be mounted onto two painted wood columns. This work is in overall very good condition.


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Saleroom Notice

Please note that this work was conceived in 1935-36; this large version conceived in terracotta in 1937 and cast in bronze in an edition of 6; this example cast by the artist's estate at the Sheidow Foundry, New York in 1968.

Provenance

Estate of the artist
M.W. Getler, Cedar Grove, New Jersey (acquired from the above in 1968)
Zabriskie Gallery, New York
The Williams Collection (acquired from the above in 1978 and sold: Christie's, New York, November 7, 2002, lot 311)
Acquired at the above sale

Literature

Alexander Archipenko, Archipenko, Fifty Creative Years 1908-1958, New York, 1960, illustrations of other casts pls. 184-86
Donald H. Karshan, ed., Archipenko, International Visionary, Washington D.C., 1969, no. 52, illustrations of other casts p. 78
Donald H. Karshan, Archipenko, The Sculpture and Graphic Art, Including a Print Catalogue Raisonné, Tubingen, 1974, illustration of another cast p. 125 
Donald H. Karshan, Archipenko, Sculpture, Drawings and Prints, 1908-1963, Danville, Kentucky, 1985, nos. 73-74, illustrations of other casts p. 138
Donald H. Karshan, Archipenko, Themes and Variations 1908-1963, Daytona Beach, 1989, illustrations of another cast p. 67
Alexander Archipenko Foundation, Alexander Archipenko Catalogue Raisonné, 2018, fig. S.36-15B, no. 2396, http://archipenkocr.org/ (accessed on September 10, 2020)