José Clemente Orozco (1883-1949)
José Clemente Orozco (1883-1949)

Nude with Mirror

José Clemente Orozco (1883-1949)
Nude with Mirror
signed 'J. C. Orozco' (lower left)
charcoal on green Ingres paper
24 ½ x 18 ¾ in. (62 x 48 cm.)
Executed circa 1941.
Acquired directly from the artist.
The Museum of Modern Art collection, New York.
Salander-O'Reilly Gallery, New York.
Modesto Lanzone collection, San Francisco.
Acquired from the above.
By descent from the above to the present owner.
J. C. Gómez Sicre, “Dibujos Latinoamericanos: Latin America Sends Its Good Drawings North,” ARTnews, Vol. XLV, No. 8, October 1946, pp. 40-72, p. 44 (illustrated).
New York, The Museum of Modern Art, The Latin American Collection of the Museum of Modern Art, 13 September 1943 - 14 February 1944, p. 79, no. 194 (illustrated).
New York, The Museum of Modern Art, Modern Drawings, June 1944 - June 1945. This exhibition later travelled to Utica, Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, 4 - 30 November 1945; Northhampton, Smith College Museum of Art, 4 - 20 March 1946.
New York, Council for Inter-American Cooperation, Latin American Drawings, June 1946 - March 1947. The exhibition travelled to Bloomfield, MI, Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum, 23 June - 30 July 1946; St. Louis, William Rockhill Nelson Gallery of Art, 18 August - 15 September 1946; San Francisco, San Francisco Museum of Art, 24 September - 20 October 1946; Omaha, Joslyn Memorial, 5 November - 1 December 1946; Cleveland, Cleveland Museum of Art, 15 December 1946 - 15 January 1947; and Hartford, Wadsworth Atheneum, 5 February - 2 March 1947.
Boston, Institute of Contemporary Art, Cambridge, The Fogg Art Museum, J. C. Orozco: Memorial Exhibition, 13 August 1953, 1953, no. 148. This exhibition also travelled to Toronto, The Art Gallery of Toronto; Wilmington, The Delaware Art Center; Detroit, The Detroit Institute of Arts; Los Angeles, Department of Municipal Art; San Francisco, The San Francisco Museum of Art; Minneapolis, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Cleveland, The Cleveland Museum of Art.
New York, Museum of Modern Art, Faces and Figures; Drawings from the Collection of the Museum of Modern Art, 21 April - 20 June 1954.

Lot Essay

This work was part of the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York (no. 756.42) where it was acquired by Alfred Barr, in 1942 directly from the artist and gifted to the museum by Board Member Mr. Samuel L. Lewisohn. It was de-accessioned 18 December 1980 and sold to Salander-O'Reilly Gallery, New York.

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