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Turning Torso

Alexander Archipenko (AKA Alexander Porphyriévitch Archipenko, Alexandr Pofir'ev, American (born Russia), (May 30, 1887–February 25, 1964)

Creation date: 1921
Creation place: United States

Other Information

Type: Bronze Sculpture
Medium and Support: Bronze
Credit Line: Gift of Earle W. Grant
Accession Number: 1968.87
Dimensions: 28 1/4 in. x 13 in. x 13 in. (71.76 cm x 33.02 cm x 33.02 cm)
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Provenance

Alexander Archipenko, New York, New York (1921 - February 25, 1964)

Mrs. Alexander Archipenko, New York, New York (February 25, 1964 - 1967)

Donald H. Karshan, New York, New York (1967 - July 24, 1967)

Earle Wilkin Grant, San Diego, California (July 24, 1967 - November 2, 1968)

San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California (November 2, 1968 - )

Label Copy

Sculpture, Fine Arts Gallery, San Diego, 1977.
In 1908 when the Cubist paintings of Picasso and Braque appeared Archipenko became facinated with them and worked in the Cubist style in sculpture. When he came to the United Staes in 1923 he was hailed as the "greatest sculptor since Rodin" and remained an early experimentor and influential teacher. To feel the great sense of movement in "Turning Torso" walk all around the sculpture to observe the figure carefully from all angles.
Last Updated: 8/8/2013

Exhibition

This object was included in the following exhibitions:

Alexander Archipenko: A Memorial Exhibition UCLA Art Galleries , 1/1/1967 - 12/31/1969

20th Century Sculpture from Southern California Collections UCLA Art Galleries , 2/27/1972 - 4/14/1972

Sculpture, Fine Arts Gallery, San Diego , 1/1/1977 - 4/1/1977

American Artists from the Russian Empire Foundation for International Arts & Education , 10/24/2009 - 1/17/2010

Modern Art: Selected Highlights San Diego Museum of Art , 10/20/2012 - 6/30/2013

Selections of Modern Art The San Diego Museum of Art , 7/23/2013 - 11/3/2013

American: Art of the 20th Century San Diego Museum of Art , 1/18/2014 - 8/26/2014

Art of the 20th Century , 3/28/2015 - 8/16/2015

Art of the 20th Century San Diego Museum of Art , 7/23/2016 - 00/00/00

Bibliography

This object has the following bibliographic references:

Ms. Mary Stofflet. San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 1993
Page Number: 178

Grant-Munger Collection: San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, May 1970
Page Number: 1, Figure Number: 4

Grant-Munger Collection: San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, May 1970
Page Number: 99, no. 4

Alexander Archipenko: University of California Press. Los Angeles, California, 1967
Page Number: 50, Figure Number: 38

Alexander Archipenko: University of California Press. Los Angeles, California, 1967
Page Number: 66, no. 38

Frederick S. Wight. 20th Century Sculpture from Southern California Collections Art Galleries, University of California. Los Angeles, California, 1972
Page Number: 18, Figure Number: 18

Dr. Percy North, Ph.D.. American Artists from the Russian Empire: Palace Editions. Moscow, Russia, 2008
Page Number: 63, Figure Number: 63

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