28 Nov 2018 Important Russian Art Auctions, at Asia House

28 November 2018

Artist Index / Full Catalogue

Female Torso


Female Torso, signed and dated 1948 on the base.

Painted terracotta, height 61 cm.
30,000-50,000 GBP

The sculpture is from an unnumbered edition issued in 1948.

Provenance: Private collection, Europe.

Authenticity of the work has been confirmed by The Archipenko Foundation and the sculpture will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné of the artist.

Exhibited: Venere Russa. Fascino femminile nell’arte russa del Novecento, Fondazione Terruzzi Villa Regina Margherita, Bordighera, 9 July–28 September 2014.

Literature: Exhibition catalogue, X. Muratova, Venere Russa. Fascino femminile nell’arte russa del Novecento, Milan, Silvana Editoriale, 2014, p. 30, illustrated as Nude.
X. Muratova, La Russie inconnue. Art russe de la première moitié du XXe siècle, Milan, Silvana Editoriale, 2015, p. 119, No. 88, illustrated; p. 479, No. 88, listed.

Related literature: For another cast from the edition, see A. Barth, Alexander Archipenkos plastisches Oeuvre, vol. II, Frankfurt am Main, Peter Lang, 1997, No. 284, illustrated.

Notes on symbols:
* Indicates 5% Import Duty Charge applies.
Ω Indicates 20% Import Duty Charge applies.
§ Indicates Artist's Resale Right applies.
† Indicates Standard VAT scheme applies, and the rate of 20% VAT will be charged on both hammer price and premium.