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Symmetric Torso

Born in Kiev, Archipenko studied in Paris before moving to the United States in 1923. Americans had their first opportunity to view his Cubist-inspired work at the Armory Show in 1913. In 1926 he exhibited this more classically inspired sculpture at the Sesquicentennial International Exhibition in Philadelphia. This work bears a resemblance to Cycladic marble figures from the Bronze Age.

Alexander Archipenko
Ukrainian (active in France and the United States), 1887‒1964
Symmetric Torso
ca. 1923
Marble
33 ½ (with base) x 8 in. (85.1 x 20.3 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, Given in memory of Alma Eikerman by Sarahanne Hope-Davis, 95.9

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