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Didier Imbert Fine Art, Paris (by 1990).
Acquired from the above by the present owner, circa 1995.
PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED EUROPEAN COLLECTION
Nîmes, Musée des beaux-arts, Exposition Francis Picabia, July-September 1986.
Paris, Didier Imbert Fine Art, Picabia, April-July 1990, no. 19.