Queen of Sheba - New Britain, CT
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 41° 39.844 W 072° 47.496
18T E 683858 N 4614835
Quick Description: Queen of Sheba is located in the New Britain Museum of American Art Sculpture Garden.
Location: Connecticut, United States
Date Posted: 10/1/2013 5:05:20 PM
Waymark Code: WMJ6ET
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Long Description:

Alexander Archipenko was an active cubist sculptor who was interested in portraying the human form in an abstract manner. In the fascinating Queen of Sheba sculpture he uses unusual structural elements to convey the impression of a female form. The sculpture has a central vertical element to represent the body. A remaining tilted and flowing elements suggest clothing in motion. It rests on the floor in the corner of the Museum's terrace.

The 5.5' high bronze sculpture was created by Archipenko in 1961 and was acquired by the New Britain Museum of American Art in 2007. A nearby bronze plaque is inscribed:

Alexander Archipenko
Queen of Sheba, 1961
Bronze (posthumous cast)

Frances Archipenko Gray Collection

Title: Queen of Sheba

Artist: Alexander Archipenko

Media (materials) used: bronze

Location (specific park, transit center, library, etc.): New Britain Museum of American Art Sculpture Garden

Date of creation or placement: created 1961; acquired 2007

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