A beautiful art deco nude signed Archipenko 1925 bronze sculpture on marble plinth depicts Glorification of Beauty, also called Standing Concave. Executed in the cubist style at the height of the art deco era. Solid bronze, this naked beauty stands on a red-tone Italian marble base. Shipping includes courier delivery with insurance, tracking and signature card. Cost to ship will vary so please contact me with your postal or zip code.
Signed: Archipenko (rear on drapery) - can not guarantee authenticity and sold as 'attributed to' REDUCED $2000 Oct/19
Size: 17 3/4 with bronze standing 12 1/2 inches - exceptionally heavy therefor shipping will be affected by size and weight, and insurance The marble cube base is 4 1/2 inches square.
CONDITION: Excellent vintage - no repairs or damage - old Italian marble has some fleabites - nothing serious in my opinion and certainly does not distract in any way
Alexander Archipenko (1887-1964) Born in Moscow, Alexander Archipenko moved to Paris in 1908 where he first encountered the Cubist movement through his interaction with Leger. He soon adopted the movement’s style, becoming one of its leading sculptors. His reputation grew in France and across Europe, notably Germany before World War I interrupted his career. In 1921, he re-entered the art scene with a successful solo exhibition in the United States. Archipenko spent the following two years in Berlin before moving to the United States, gaining citizenship in 1928. He taught across the country, but mainly in New York City where he ran a sculpture school from 1939 until his death in 1964. Please contact me for a shipping quote to your area.
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