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Picabia, Francis - Melibée
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About the item

oil on canvasExecuted circa 1931.This work will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné being prepared by the Comité Picabia.
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notes

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creator

Picabia, Francis

condition

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dimensions

195,5 x 130 cm; 77 x 51 1/8 in.

exhibition

Cannes, Galerie Alexandre III, Picabia, 20 August-September 1930 Paris, Galerie Georges Bernheim, Exposition Francis Picabia, 10-25 November 1931; catalogue, no. 11 Amsterdam, De Onafhankelijken, Hedendaagsche Schilderkunst en Beeldhouwkunst, March 1932; catalogue, p. 9, illustrated in black and white Barcelona, Fundació Caixa de Pensions; Madrid, Salas Pablo Ruiz Picasso, Francis Picabia 1879-1953, Exposició antologica, 29 January-26 March & 16 April-31 May 1985; catalogue, no. 110, p. 177, illustrated in colour Nîmes, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nîmes, Francis Picabia, 11 July-30 September 1986; catalogue, no. 90, p. 154, illustrated in black and white Edinburgh, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art; Frankfurt, Galerie Neuendorf, Picabia 1879–1953, 30 July-4 September & 28 September-5 November 1988; catalogue, no. 36, p. 91, illustrated in colour New York, Kent Fine Art, Francis Picabia, Accomodations of desire, Transparences 1924-1932, 19 April-3 June 1989; catalogue, no. XVII, p. 65, illustrated in colour Nice, Musée d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain, Picabia et la Côte d'Azur, 5 July-6 October 1991; Gijon, Centro Internacional de Arte, Picabia entre Guerras, November-December 1991; french catalogue, no. 37, p. 73, illustrated in colour Vence, Château Notre-Dame-des-Fleurs, Portraits de femmes, 3 July-September 1994; catalogue, p. 51, illustrated in colour Vence, Château Notre-Dame-des-Fleurs, Francis Picabia, July-October 1998; catalogue, front cover and p. 123, illustrated in colour Paris, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Francis Picabia, Singulier idéal, 16 November 2002-16 March 2003; catalogue, p. 331, illustrated in colour Krems, Kunsthalle, Francis Picabia, 15 July-4 November 2012; catalogue, p. 105, illustrated in colour Paris, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, David Salle, Francis Picabia, 23 January-23 February 2013; catalogue, p. 35, illustrated in colour Saint-Paul-de-Vence, Fondation Maeght, Les Aventures de la vérité, Peinture et philosophie, un récit, 29 June-11 November 2013; catalogue, p. 213, illustrated in colour Zurich, Kunsthaus; New York, Museum of Modern Art, Francis Picabia: Notre tête est ronde pour permettre à la pensée de changer de direction, 3 June-25 September 2016 & 20 November-19 March 2017; catalogue, p. 205, pl. 168, illustrated in colour

literature

William A. Camfield, Francis Picabia: his art, life and times, Princeton, 1979, no. 349, p. 242, illustrated in black and white Maria Lluïsa Borràs, Picabia, Paris, 1985, no. 750, pp. 367, illustrated in colour

provenance

Léonce Rosenberg, Paris (on loan) G. Fontes, Paris (1975-76) Sale: Paris, Hôtel Drouot, March 17, 1983, lot 62 Galerie Theo, Madrid Sale: Sotheby's, New York, May 11, 1987, lot 85 Hand Neuendorf, Hamburg Kent Fine Art, New York Waddington Galleries, London Kent Fine Art, New York Acquired from the above in 1989

signedDate

Signed and titled

artist_range_end

1953

artist_range_start

1879

creator_nationality_dates

1879 - 1953


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