Archipenko's mixed reviews at the #1913ArmoryShow

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Oct 4, 2013 7:34PM

When reviewing the Armory Show, critic James Pattison of the Fine Arts Journal rhetorically asked his readers, “But what are we to say to the sculpture of Archipenko?” He then emphatically responded that there was “nothing uglier in the whole exhibition.” http://armory.nyhistory.org/but-what-are-we-to-say-to-the-sculpture-of-archipenko/

Alexander Archipenko (Ukranian-American, 1887–1964), Repose, 1911. Painted plaster, 13½ × 15¼ × 9¾ in. (34.3 × 38.7 × 24.8 cm). Frances Archipenko Gray Collection

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