Alexander Archipenko

Ukrainian, 1887–1964

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Drawing influence from Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque, Alexander Archipenko developed a sculptural form of Cubism using interlocking and overlapping solids and sculptural voids to show various views of the figure simultaneously. Works like Woman …

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High auction record
£1m, Christie's, 2005
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$90,000
Meditation, 1938
Sold on May 14, 2021
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bronze with green patina
51.44 cm
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$90,000
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May 14, 2021
Christie's
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Alexander Archipenko (1887-1964) signed and numbered ‘Archipenko 1/12F’ (on the back) bronze with green patina Height: 20 ¼ in. (51.4 cm.) Conceived in 1938; this bronze version cast by the estate of the artist
Meditation, 1938
bronze with green patina
May 14, 2021
Christie's
$90,000
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51.44 cm
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May 14, 2021
Christie's
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$90,000
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Alexander Archipenko (1887-1964) signed and numbered ‘Archipenko 1/12F’ (on the back) bronze with green patina Height: 20 ¼ in. (51.4 cm.) Conceived in 1938; this bronze version cast by the estate of the artist
$37,500
Torse de femme
Sold on May 14, 2021
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painted terracotta
62.23 cm
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$37,500
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May 14, 2021
Christie's
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Alexander Archipenko (1887-1964) signed and dated 'Archipenko ©1948' (on the top of the base) painted terracotta Height: 24 ½ in. (62.2 cm.) Conceived in 1948; this terracotta version cast during the artist's lifetime
Torse de femme
painted terracotta
May 14, 2021
Christie's
$37,500
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62.23 cm
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May 14, 2021
Christie's
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$37,500
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Alexander Archipenko (1887-1964) signed and dated 'Archipenko ©1948' (on the top of the base) painted terracotta Height: 24 ½ in. (62.2 cm.) Conceived in 1948; this terracotta version cast during the artist's lifetime
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Seated Woman Combing Her Hair, 1915
Sold on Mar 1, 2021
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Bronze
54.6 cm
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Mar 1, 2021
Sotheby's
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Property from an Important Collection, Colorado Inscribed Archipenko, dated 1915 and numbered 3/8 Bronze Height: 21 ½ in. 54.6 cm Conceived in 1915 and cast in a numbered edition of 8; this example cast after the artist's lifetime.
Seated Woman Combing Her Hair, 1915
Bronze
Mar 1, 2021
Sotheby's
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54.6 cm
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Mar 1, 2021
Sotheby's
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Property from an Important Collection, Colorado Inscribed Archipenko, dated 1915 and numbered 3/8 Bronze Height: 21 ½ in. 54.6 cm Conceived in 1915 and cast in a numbered edition of 8; this example cast after the artist's lifetime.
$163,800
Concave vert (Femme se coiffant), 1962
Sold on Dec 8, 2020
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Bronze
49.0 cm
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$163,800
Auction Sale
Dec 8, 2020
Sotheby's
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Property from a Private International Collection Inscribed Archipenko, dated 1913, numbered 3/6 and with the artist's runes Bronze Height: 19¼ in. 49 cm Conceived in terracotta in 1913 with a second terracotta version in 1954; this example cast circa 1962. The authenticity of this work has kindly been confirmed by Frances Archipenko Gray.
Concave vert (Femme se coiffant), 1962
Bronze
Dec 8, 2020
Sotheby's
$163,800
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49.0 cm
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Dec 8, 2020
Sotheby's
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$163,800
Description
Property from a Private International Collection Inscribed Archipenko, dated 1913, numbered 3/6 and with the artist's runes Bronze Height: 19¼ in. 49 cm Conceived in terracotta in 1913 with a second terracotta version in 1954; this example cast circa 1962. The authenticity of this work has kindly been confirmed by Frances Archipenko Gray.
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Seated Woman Combing Her Hair, 1915
Sold on Dec 8, 2020
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bronze
17.8 x 54.6 x 15.2 cm
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Price not available
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Dec 8, 2020
Phillips
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Seated Woman Combing Her Hair, 1915
bronze
Dec 8, 2020
Phillips
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17.8 x 54.6 x 15.2 cm
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Dec 8, 2020
Phillips
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King Solomon, 1963
Sold on Dec 4, 2020
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Bronze
65.4 cm
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Dec 4, 2020
Sotheby's
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Groundbreaking: Works from the Collection of Joseph & Blanche Blank Inscribed Archipenko, dated 63, numbered 1/12 and inscribed ((.)) Bronze Height: 25 3/4 in. (65.4 cm) Conceived in 1963 and cast in an edition of 12; this example cast during the artist's lifetime. The authenticity of this work has kindly been confirmed by Frances Archipenko Gray.
King Solomon, 1963
Bronze
Dec 4, 2020
Sotheby's
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65.4 cm
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Dec 4, 2020
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Groundbreaking: Works from the Collection of Joseph & Blanche Blank Inscribed Archipenko, dated 63, numbered 1/12 and inscribed ((.)) Bronze Height: 25 3/4 in. (65.4 cm) Conceived in 1963 and cast in an edition of 12; this example cast during the artist's lifetime. The authenticity of this work has kindly been confirmed by Frances Archipenko Gray.
$37,800
Leda with Swan, 1938
Sold on Dec 4, 2020
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Bronze
32.4 cm
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$37,800
Auction Sale
Dec 4, 2020
Sotheby's
Description
Groundbreaking: Works from the Collection of Joseph & Blanche Blank Inscribed Archipenko and numbered II/6  Bronze Height: 12 3/4 in. (32.4 cm) Conceived in 1938 and cast in an edition of 6 during the artist's lifetime. The authenticity of this work has kindly been confirmed by Frances Archipenko Gray.
Leda with Swan, 1938
Bronze
Dec 4, 2020
Sotheby's
$37,800
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32.4 cm
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Dec 4, 2020
Sotheby's
Realized Price
$37,800
Description
Groundbreaking: Works from the Collection of Joseph & Blanche Blank Inscribed Archipenko and numbered II/6  Bronze Height: 12 3/4 in. (32.4 cm) Conceived in 1938 and cast in an edition of 6 during the artist's lifetime. The authenticity of this work has kindly been confirmed by Frances Archipenko Gray.
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Walking, 1887-1964
Sold on Dec 4, 2020
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bronze with blue and green patina
67.3 cm.
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Dec 4, 2020
Christie's
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Alexander Archipenko (1887-1964) Walking signed, inscribed and dated 'Archipenko Paris 1912' (on the right side); stamped with foundry mark '.MODERN ART FOUNDRY..NEW YORK..N.Y.' (on the inner right side); numbered '6/8 F' (on the back); inscribed 'après moi viendront des jours quand cette oeuvre qui sera (guidera) les artistes sculpteront l’espace et le temps' (on the left side) bronze with blue and green patina Height: 26 ½ in. (67.3 cm.) Conceived in 1912; this bronze version cast in 1968
Walking, 1887-1964
bronze with blue and green patina
Dec 4, 2020
Christie's
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67.3 cm.
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Dec 4, 2020
Christie's
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Alexander Archipenko (1887-1964) Walking signed, inscribed and dated 'Archipenko Paris 1912' (on the right side); stamped with foundry mark '.MODERN ART FOUNDRY..NEW YORK..N.Y.' (on the inner right side); numbered '6/8 F' (on the back); inscribed 'après moi viendront des jours quand cette oeuvre qui sera (guidera) les artistes sculpteront l’espace et le temps' (on the left side) bronze with blue and green patina Height: 26 ½ in. (67.3 cm.) Conceived in 1912; this bronze version cast in 1968
$68,750
Walking Soldier, 1887-1964
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bronze with dark brown patina
116.1 cm.
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$68,750
Auction Sale
Dec 4, 2020
Christie's
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Alexander Archipenko (1887-1964) Walking Soldier stamped with signature, dated and numbered 'ARCHIPENKO 1917 9/10 F' (on the front) bronze with dark brown patina Height: 45 ¾ in. (116.1 cm.) Conceived in 1917; this bronze version cast in 1969
Walking Soldier, 1887-1964
bronze with dark brown patina
Dec 4, 2020
Christie's
$68,750
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116.1 cm.
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Dec 4, 2020
Christie's
Realized Price
$68,750
Description
Alexander Archipenko (1887-1964) Walking Soldier stamped with signature, dated and numbered 'ARCHIPENKO 1917 9/10 F' (on the front) bronze with dark brown patina Height: 45 ¾ in. (116.1 cm.) Conceived in 1917; this bronze version cast in 1969
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Flat Torso, 1887-1964
Sold on Dec 4, 2020
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silver-plated bronze
15 in.
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Dec 4, 2020
Christie's
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Alexander Archipenko (1887-1964) Flat Torso signed and dated 'Archipenko 1914' (on the top of the base) silver-plated bronze Height: 15 in. (38.1 cm.) Conceived in 1914; this bronze version cast _circa _1947
Flat Torso, 1887-1964
silver-plated bronze
Dec 4, 2020
Christie's
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15 in.
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Dec 4, 2020
Christie's
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Alexander Archipenko (1887-1964) Flat Torso signed and dated 'Archipenko 1914' (on the top of the base) silver-plated bronze Height: 15 in. (38.1 cm.) Conceived in 1914; this bronze version cast _circa _1947