Modern and Contemporary Art /01 June 2003

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Alexander Archipenko (1887-1964)

Silver Head
Ukranian, 1928
oil on canvasoil on canvas
24 h × 18 w in (61 × 46 cm)

Silver Head, a portrait of Archipenko's wife Frances, is a fine example of the Artist's work in oil. The painting was exhibited in the Ukrainian House at the Chicago World's Fair of 1933, and is listed in the catalog of his works for the Fair. Purchased at the Fair directly from the artist, the painting has remained in the Alschuler collection since that time. Original silver painted frame numbered "29" from the 1933 exhibition. Signed 'Archipenko' lower left. Exhibited: Chicago World's Fair, 1933, "Alexander Archipenko, on view in the Ukrainian House."

provenance: Rose Alschuler Collection, Highland Park, Illinois

estimate: $30,000–40,000
result: $39,780

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