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ARCHIPENKO, Alexander

Kiev, Ukraine 1887 - New York, United States 1964

Torse dans l'espace

Torso in Space

1936

bronze, 2/6

torso

Dimensions (HxWxD): 23.36 x 60.96 x 14.24 in.

Acc. No.: 1971.001.002

Credit Line: Gift of Edward Joseph Gallagher, Jr. in Memory of Edward Joseph Gallagher, Ann Hay Gallagher, and Edward Joseph Gallagher III

Photo credit: courtesy UAMA, Tucson


Provenance

  • 1971, gift of Edward Joseph Gallagher, Jr. in Memory of Edward Joseph Gallagher, Ann Hay Gallagher, and Edward Joseph Gallagher III

Bibliography

  • Museum's website, July 7, 2014
  • 1983 Bermingham, Deeds and Karpiscak
    Peter Bermingham (General Editor), Daphne Anderson Deeds (Researcher and Assistant Editor) and Adeline Lee Karpiscak (Research Assistant), The University of Arizona Museum of Art. Paintings and Sculpture in the Permanent Collection, with Selected Drawings and Watercolors, Tucson, 1983, p. 168, cat. no. 409, ill.

Comment

  • 1983 Bermingham, p. 168 :
    Archipenko began the Torso in Space theme when he moved to Los Angeles in 1935. He continued the series through 1959, using a variety of media, including aluminium, chrome plate, and metalized terracotta, as well as drawings and lithographs. This bronze version was cast from the original plaster made in 1936 which the artist sprayed with bronze paint. Shortly after the plaster entered the collection of the Whitney Museum, Archipenko borrowed the sculpture and had the edition of six bronze casts made (correspondence, Klaus G. Perls, February 16, 1981).