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Francis Picabia

Nu de dos

Property from a Lady | Propriété d'une Dame

Francis Picabia

Francis Picabia

Nu de dos

Nu de dos

Property from a Lady

Francis Picabia

1879 - 1953

Nu de dos


signed Francis Picabia (lower left)

oil on cardboard

107,5 x 78,5 cm; 42⅜ x 30⅞ in.

Painted circa 1940-42.


This work will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné being prepared by the Comité Picabia.

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Propriété d'une Dame

Francis Picabia

1879 - 1953

Nu de dos


signé Francis Picabia (en bas à gauche)

huile sur carton

107,5 x 78,5 cm; 42⅜ x 30⅞ in.

Peint vers 1940-42.


Cette œuvre sera incluse dans le catalogue raisonné actuellement en préparation par le Comité Picabia.

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Please note that this work will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné being prepared by the Comité Picabia. Veuillez noter que cette œuvre sera incluse dans le catalogue raisonné actuellement en préparation par le Comité Picabia.

Galerie Neuendorf, Frankfurt & Hamburg (between 1985 and 1988 at least)

Kent Fine Art, New York

Private collection, Europe (acquired from the above in 1989)

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Galerie Neuendorf, Frankfurt & Hambourg (entre 1985 et 1988 au moins)

Kent Fine Art, New York

Collection particulière, Europe (acquis auprès du précédent en 1989)

Sara Cochran, "La Parade amoureuse: Picabia, la guerre et la culture populaire", in Francis Picabia, les Nus et la méthode, (exhibition catalogue), Musée de Grenoble, Grenoble & Musée du Petit Palais, Geneva, 1998-99, pp. 20-24, mentioned p. 21

Sara Cochran, "Le nu dans la peinture de Francis Picabia: 1939-1944", thesis, Université de Paris, Sorbonne Paris IV, October 1995, illsutrated fig. 30, mentioned p. 77

Lynne Cooke, "Edinburgh and Frankfurt: Francis Picabia", in The Burlington Magazine, no. 130, London, October 1988, pp. 792-93, illustrated p. 792

Alison M. Gingeras, "The Birth of Crass: The Artist’s Persona in the Age of Advanced Capitalism", in DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art (exhibition catalogue), Athens, illustrated p. 101

Arnauld Pierre, Francis Picabia: La peinture sans aura, Paris, 2002, mentioned p. 259

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Sara Cochran, "La Parade amoureuse: Picabia, la guerre et la culture populaire", in Francis Picabia, les Nus et la méthode, (catalogue d'exposition), Musée de Grenoble, Grenoble & Musée du Petit Palais, Genève, 1998-99, pp. 20-24, mentionné p. 21

Sara Cochran, "Le nu dans la peinture de Francis Picabia: 1939-1944", thèse, Université de Paris, Sorbonne Paris IV, octobre 1995, reproduit fig. 30, mentionné p. 77

Lynne Cooke, "Edinburgh and Frankfurt: Francis Picabia", in The Burlington Magazine, no. 130, Londres, octobre 1988, pp. 792-93, reproduit p. 792

Alison M. Gingeras, "The Birth of Crass: The Artist’s Persona in the Age of Advanced Capitalism", in DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art (catalogue d'exposition), Athènes, reproduit p. 101

Arnauld Pierre, Francis Picabia: La peinture sans aura, Paris, 2002, mentionné p. 259

Madrid, Salas de Pablo Ruiz Picasso & Barcelona, Centro Cultural de la Caixa de Pensions, Francis Picabia (1879-1953). Exposició antològica, 1985, no. 150, illustrated in the catalogue p. 199 (with incorrect dimensions)

Edinburgh, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art & Frankfurt, Galerie Neuendorf, Picabia 1879-1953, 1988, no. 47, illustrated in the catalogue p. 99

New York, Panicali Fine Art, Francis Picabia Nudes, 1989, no. 9, illustrated in the catalogue 41

Athens, DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art, Everything That's Interesting is New, 1996, illustrated in the catalogue pp. 222-223

Hamburg, Deichtorhallen & Rotterdam, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Francis Picabia, the late works 1933-1953, 1997-98, illustrated in the catalogue p. 63

Grenoble, Musée de Grenoble & Geneva, Petit Palais, Musée d'Art Moderne, Fancis Picabia. Les Nus et la méthode, 1998-99, no. 8, illustrated in the catalogue p. 39

Paris, Musée National d'Art moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou; Vienna, Kunsthalle & Frankfurt, Schirn Kunsthalle, Cher Peintre... Lieber Maler... Dear Painter, Peintures figuratives depuis l'ultime Picabia, 2002-03, illustrated in the catalogue p. 33

Athens, DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art, The System of Objects, The Dakis Joannou Collection Reloaded, 2013, illustrated in the catalogue p. 179 (dated as 1942)

Athens, NEON, Portals, 2021

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Madrid, Salas de Pablo Ruiz Picasso & Barcelone, Centro Cultural de la Caixa de Pensions, Francis Picabia (1879-1953). Exposició antològica, 1985, no. 150, reproduit dans le catalogue p. 199 (sous des dimensions erronées)

Edimbourgh, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art & Frankfurt, Galerie Neuendorf, Picabia 1879-1953, 1988, no. 47, reproduit dans le catalogue p. 99

New York, Panicali Fine Art, Francis Picabia Nudes, 1989, no. 9, reproduit dans le catalogue 41

Athènes, DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art, Everything That's Interesting is New, 1996, reproduit dans le catalogue pp. 222-223

Hambourg, Deichtorhallen & Rotterdam, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Francis Picabia, the late works 1933-1953, 1997-98, reproduit dans le catalogue p. 63

Grenoble, Musée de Grenoble & Genève, Petit Palais, Musée d'Art Moderne, Fancis Picabia. Les Nus et la méthode, 1998-99, no. 8, reproduit dans le catalogue p. 39

Paris, Musée National d'Art moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou; Vienne, Kunsthalle & Francfort, Schirn Kunsthalle, Cher Peintre... Lieber Maler... Dear Painter, Peintures figuratives depuis l'ultime Picabia, 2002-03, reproduit dans le catalogue p. 33

Athènes, DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art, The System of Objects, The Dakis Joannou Collection Reloaded, 2013, reproduit dans le catalogue p. 179 (daté 1942)

Athènes, NEON, Portals, 2021