Concave or Standing Woman

Creation date
bronze with green patina
Mark Descriptions
signed and inscribed on verso: Archipenko 5/6
H: 12 3/4 in.
Credit line
Gift of Frank C. Springer, Jr. in memory of his wife, Irving Moxley Springer
Accession number
Currently On View In
William L. and Jane H. Fortune Gallery - H200

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.
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