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Geai bleu

Geai bleu
signed ‘Francis Picabia’ (lower left); inscribed ‘GEAI BLEU’ (upper right)
oil on board
41 5⁄8 x 32 in. (105.6 x 81 cm.)
Painted circa 1938-1939
The artist, until at least 1949.
Anonymous sale, Espace Cardin, Paris, 27 April 1981, lot 135.
Galerie Neuendorf, Hamburg & Frankfurt.
Galerie Michael Werner, Cologne.
Waddington Galleries, London (no. B21194), by 1990.
Galerie Patrice Trigano, Paris, by whom acquired from the above.
Sperone Westwater Gallery, New York, by whom acquired from the above, circa 2003.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
W.A. Camfield, B. Calté, C. Clements & A. Pierre, Francis Picabia, Catalogue raisonné, vol. III, 1927-1939, New Haven & London, 2019, no. 1552, p. 405 (illustrated).
New York, Mary Boone-Michael Werner, Francis Picabia, September - October 1983, unnumbered list (illustrated).
Dusseldorf, Städtische Kunsthalle, Francis Picabia, October - December 1983, no. 166, p. 184 (illustrated); this exhibition later travelled to Zurich, Kunsthaus, February - March 1984, no. 169; and Stockholm, Moderna Museet, April - May 1984, no. 153, p. 87 (dated '1948').
London, Waddington Galleries, Francis Picabia, September 1990, no. 16, pp. 38 & 55 (illustrated p. 39; with incorrect medium and dated 'circa 1948).
Paris, Galerie Patrice Trigano, Destins Croisés: Picabia, Carmen Calvo, October - November 2002, no. 14 (illustrated).
New York, Sperone Westwater, A Triple Alliance: Giorgio de Chirico, Francis Picabia, Andy Warhol, January - February 2004, pp. 7 & 68-69 (illustrated).
Zurich, Hauser & Wirth, Alexander Calder, Francis Picabia: Transparence, June - July 2015, no. 84 (illustrated).
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