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138
Francis Picabia
VISAGE DE FEMME
Estimate
200,000300,000
LOT SOLD. 692,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT
138
Francis Picabia
VISAGE DE FEMME
Estimate
200,000300,000
LOT SOLD. 692,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Francis Picabia
1879 - 1953
VISAGE DE FEMME
signed
oil on board
10 5/8 by 8 5/8 in. 27 by 21.9 cm.
Executed circa 1941-1942.
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This work will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné being prepared by the Comité Picabia.

Provenance

Galerie Natalie Seroussi, Paris
Private Collection (acquired from the above circa 2006)
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2016

Catalogue Note

"Even more popular over the last few years have been his female nudes of the 1940s, with their kitschy, cheesecake imagery appropriated from soft-core porn and fashion magazines. These paintings’ twisted Neo-Classicism, their Ingresque backlighting...not to mention the physical-culture allure of their 1930s photographic sources, combined to make Picabia’s ’40s [paintings] the paradigm of a new kind of pictoriality which has proved very powerful for contemporary artists."
Brooks Adams, "Picabia, the New Paradigm" in Art in America, March 2003, p. 84

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