Alexander Archipenko working on Onward, c. 1947
Expertise and documentation, serving collectors of Archipenko’s work
Completion of the catalogue raisonné of all art works created by Alexander Archipenko
Collaboration with collectors, scholars, museums, universities, and other individuals and institutions to make the art of Alexander Archipenko available to the public for viewing and study
Maintenance and development of the Archipenko Archives and library
Development of a research center and public forum to offer lectures, discussions, and seminars on visual art and the art of Alexander Archipenko
The Archipenko Foundation is located two hours north of New York City, in Bearsville, NY, in the former Archipenko art school building. Situated on the original thirteen acres of wooded and terraced hills are also the artist’s studio, cottage, and a cabin. This is the only home and studio Alexander Archipenko maintained throughout his international career.
About The Archipenko Foundation provides expertise exclusively for owners of works, with their written permission, in the form of a written statement. To submit artworks please contact us. We will ask you to fill out our questionnaire and to return it to us with a signed release form and a visual of the work.
Fee The Foundation charges a standard fee of $2,000, payable in advance. Expertise Information (pdf)
Physical Examination All works must be physically examined. The Foundation does not give an opinion based on photographs. The fee mentioned above does not include transportation, insurance, or handling of the work. As soon as we receive your information and payment, we will contact you and forward the shipping information for your artwork.Examination Agreement (pdf)
Alexander Archipenko conserved a wide range of records documenting his professional and personal life. This rich material includes correspondence, manuscripts, press clippings, and photographs. Being concerned with permanent preservation and public access, Frances Archipenko Gray donated the majority of this material to The Archives of American Art where it is made available for scholarly research.
The remainder of Archipenko’s records is located at the Archipenko Archives in Bearsville.