- Julio González
- Masque Japonais (Portrait de Foujita)
- signed Gonzalez and dated 1928
- forged bronze
- height (not including base): 17.4cm.
- 6 7/8 in.
Galerie de France, Paris
Arthur & Madeleine Lejwa, New York (acquired by 1969)
Acquired directly from the above in 1989
Paris, Musée National d'Art Moderne, Julio González, sculptures, 1952, no. 27 (titled Le Japonais)
Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum & Brussels, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Julio González, 1955, no. 33, illustrated in the catalogue
Bern, Kunsthalle & La Chaux-de-Fonds, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Julio González, 1955, no. 13, illustrated in the catalogue
New York, The Museum of Modern Art & Minneapolis, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Julio González, 1956, no. 6, illustrated in the catalogue
Hanover, Kestner-Gesellschaft; Krefeld, Museum Haus Lange; Dortmund, Museum am Ostwall & Leverkusen, Städtisches Museum Schloss Morsbroich, Julio González, 1957-58, no. 17
Madrid, Sala de Santa Catallina del Ateneo & Barcelona, Palacio del la Virreina, Julio González, 1960, no. 36, illustrated in the catalogue
New York, Galerie Chalette, Julio González, 1961, no. 9
Chicago, The Art Club of Chicago, Julio González - Sculptures, Drawings, Collages, 1969, no. 59, illustrated in the catalogue
New York, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Julio González: A Retrospective, 1983, no. 32, illustrated in the catalogue
Frankfurt, Städtische Galerie im Städelschen Kunstinstitut & Berlin, Akademie der Künste, Julio González. Plastiken, Zeichnungen, Kunstgewerbe, 1983, no. 34, illustrated in the catalogue
Vicente Aguilera Cerni, Julio, Joan, Roberta González - Itinerario de una dinastía, Barcelona, 1973, no. 142, illustrated p. 205 (as dating from circa 1929-30)
Charles Wentinck, Modern and Primitive Art, Oxford, 1974, illustrated fig. 15b
Josephine Withers, Julio González, Sculpture in Iron, New York, 1978, no. 22, illustrated p. 45
Jörn Merkert, Julio González, Catalogue raisonné des sculptures, Milan, 1987, no. 73, illustrated p. 54
Julio González (exhibition catalogue), Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris, 2007, illustrated in a photograph of the artist's home, p. 316
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Fig. 1, The present work in the artist's home in Arcueil, circa 1937-39. Photograph by Marc Vaux. Bibliothèque Kandinsky, Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris