Concave or Standing Woman
Concave or Standing Woman
Concave or Standing Woman
Concave or Standing Woman
Concave or Standing Woman
Concave or Standing Woman
Concave or Standing Woman
Concave or Standing Woman
Concave or Standing Woman

Image Resources | Currently on View in William L. and Jane H. Fortune Gallery (H200)

Concave or Standing Woman

Alexander Archipenko, (American, 1887-1964)


This female figure, an elegantly abstracted form from the prime of the artist's career in Paris, reflects Archipenko's innovative exploration of form and space, void and concavity.

As Archipenko observed: "in art the shape of the empty space should be no less important than the meaning of the shape of solid matter."

Purchase from Perls Gallery, New York, on April 6, 1962, by Frank C. Springer, Jr. and Irving Moxley Springer, Indianapolis, for $2,070
Partial gift to the IMA from Frank C. Springer, from 1991 through 2006.

Object Information

artist
Alexander Archipenko, (American, 1887-1964)
creation date
1917
materials
bronze with green patina
dimensions
H: 12 3/4 in.
mark descriptions
Signed and inscribed on verso: Archipenko 5/6
accession number
1991.345
credit line
Gift of Frank C. Springer, Jr. in memory of his wife, Irving Moxley Springer
copyright
© Estate of Alexander Archipenko / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
collection
American Painting and Sculpture to 1945
colors