Kiev, Ukraine 1887 - New York, United States 1964
La Lutte ou Boxeurs
Struggle or The Boxers
bronze, cast 7/8
Dimensions (HxWxD): 24 1⁄2 x 15 x 18 in.
Acc. No.: M1983.189
Credit Line: Purchase, Virginia Booth Vogel Acquisition Fund
Photo credit: http://www.mam.org, ph. Larry Sanders
- Artist's estate
- 1983, New York, Zabriskie Gallery
- 1983, Purchase, Virginia Booth Vogel Acquisition Fund
- Museum's website, August 30, 2012
- 1986 Milwaukee Art Museum
Guide to the Permanent Collection, Milwaukee, ed. Rosalie Goldstein, 1986, p. 137
- 1998 Sobel
Dean Sobel, From Figure to Floor: Sculpture in the 20th century fom the Collection of the Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee Art Museum, 1998, p.64, cat. 3
- 2001 Milwaukee Art Museum
Building a Masterpiece: Milwaukee Art Museum, New York, Hudson Hill Press, 2011, p.124
- 2004 Milwaukee Art Museum
Collection Guide : Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Milwaukee Art Museum, 2004, cat.35, ill. p.25
- 2011 Guttmann
Allen Guttmann, Sports and American Art from Benjamin West to Andy Warhol, Amherst, Massachusetts, University of Massachusetts Press, 2011, p.172, ill.35
- 1967-1969 Los Angeles/Cincinnati/Colorado Springs/Dallas/San Diego/Utica/Washington/Phoenix/Minneapolis/St Louis/Chicago
Archipenko exhibition, Los Angeles, UCLA; Cincinnati Art Museum; Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center; Dallas Museum of Fine Arts; Fine Arts Center San Diego; Utica, Munson-Williams Proctor Institute; Washington, Smithsonian Institute; Phoenix Art Museum; Minneapolis, Walker Arts Center; St Louis, Washington University; Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, 1967-1969
1991-1992 Indianapolis/Phoenix/Washington/New York
Sport in Art in American Museums, Indianapolis, National Art Museum of Sport, September 11-November 8, 1991; Phoenix, Phoenix Art Museum, May 12-August 17, 1991; Washington, Corcoran Gallery of Art, September-December, 1991; New York, IBM Gallery, January 14-March 28, 1992, cat.34
From Figure to Floor, Sculpture in the 20th century from the collection of the Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Milwaukee Art Museum, September 11-November 8, 1998, cat. no. 3, pl. 14
- Plaster in New York, Guggenheim Museum.
- Munich, Bavarian States Galleries of Art,
- New York, The Museum of Modern Art,
- Winnepeg Art Gallery.
- Museum's website, August 30, 2012:
Alexander Archipenko’s life took him from Kiev to Moscow to Paris to New York; in all locales he remained committed to invention and the avant-garde. In Paris he met Fernand Léger and other Cubist artists, eventually joining the breakaway group the Section d’Or. In this abstract Cubistic composition, the subject, boxers engaged in a fight, is implicit in the two confrontational “figures” who are locked in a struggle. The reductive forms recall African and Iberian sculpture, both in themselves and as influences reflected in classical French Cubism. The complex concave and convex forms embrace open space as an integral part of the composition—an innovative sculptural approach that was Archipenko’s most notable artistic achievement.