"Female Nudes" 1923, lithograph on laid paper, 340x265mm; 13 3/8" x 10 1/2", full margins. Edition size 150. Signed in pencil, lower right. Published by Kreises Arndt Beyer, Leipzig. A very good impression [Karshan 29].
Alexander Archipenko (1887-1964) studied in the Kiev School of Art before arriving in Paris in 1908, where he occassioally attended the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. It was in 1910 that he became aware of the Cubists and began to adapt their ideas to his sculpture and art work. His works between 1910-1920 tended to be somewhat geometric. It was during this period that he began to be exhibited widely throughout Europe.
Archipenko founded art schools in Europe and in 1923, New York. He became an American citizen in 1928 and later joined Moholy-Nagy's New Bauhaus in 1937. Like Hentry Moore, Alexander Archipenko worked masterfully in graphic arts including this lithograph from Dritte Jahresgabe des Kreises graphischer Kunstler und Sammler.
"This Archipenko lithograph is in a 27 7/8" x 22 7/8" Larson-Juhl 'Lucerne' silver leaf two curved stepdown square-faced frame. The outer 8-ply khaki rag and hedge rag inner mats are backed with 4-ply cream rag and are acid and lignin free and protected with Acrylite-AR OP3 (UV) by CYRO ...... $2,700.00