The Kiev-born artist was an early Cubist painter and sculptor and this 11¾ x 8½in (30 x 22cm) pen, ink and crayon sketch demonstrated the way he continued to experiment in his drawings long after joining the Section d’Or group of artists in Paris in 1912 along with Picasso, Léger and Metzinger.
Dating from c.1947 (after Archipenko had settled in New York), the drawing was titled Uralt, a German word meaning ancient or timeless. The auction house describes it as ‘a typical example of Archipenko’s works on paper: an exploration of space and the relationship between objects, exploring intertwined, simplified sculptural female forms’.
Accompanied by a letter of authentication from the Archipenko Foundation, it is estimated at £15,000-20,000.
Among the British works at the sale are two Bridget Riley (b.1931) screenprints on Perspex from 1965, Fragment 3 and Fragment 5 which are offered separately with estimates of £15,000-20,000.
A sketch from 1987 by Sir Antony Gormley (b.1950) will also be offered. Figure studies, 11 x 15in (28 x 38cm), signed and dated on the back, was executed on paper using black chalk, oil paint and linseed oil. It is estimated at £2000-3000.