Important Bronze Sculpture Torso in Space
Important Bronze Sculpture Torso in Space
Important Bronze Sculpture Torso in Space


Important Bronze Sculpture "Torso in Space"

c. 1935 Russian

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"Torso in Space' Green acid patinated Abstract bronze on black granite pedestal. Conceived in 1935, while living in Los Angeles, the 'Torso in Space' series is one of Archipenko's major achievements of the mid 1930s. The first version was executed in 1935 measuring 20", with later castings in 1936 at 22" an an enlarged work at 60".
Alexander Porfyrovych Archipenko was a Ukrainian avant-garde artist , sculptor and graphic artist. He was born in Kiev, in present day Ukraine, at the time part of the Russian Empire, where he studied at the Kiev Art School. He moved to paris in 1908 where he worked and exhibited along side Pablo Picasso, George Braque and Andre Derain, involved in the Cubist movement. After a successful period of work in paris he emigrated to the United States in 1923. He quickly established himself as a leading artist exhibiting at the Ukraine Pavilion in Chicago, in 1933, occupying one room with works valued at $25,000 dollars. In 1936 Archipenko participated in an exhibition Cubism and Abstract Art in New York, as well as numerous exhibitions in Europe, being elected to the American Academy of Arts in 1962. He died in New York on the 25th February 1964. He remains a mayor influence on 20th Century modern sculpture, and a leading Art figure on the world stage.
Examples of Archipenko's work can be seen on exhibition in the New York Guggenheim and the London Tate Gallery.
Height 26.00 cm (10.24 inches)
Width 49.00 cm (19.29 inches)
Signed and dated Archipenko 1935 to the underside
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