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PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973)
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973)
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973)
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Property from the Regents of the University of California, sold to benefit future acquisitions for the UCLA Grunwald Center and Hammer Museum
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973)

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PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973)
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signed and dated ‘Picasso -27-1-XXX’ (lower left)
oil and charcoal on cradled panel
26 x 20 in. (66 x 50.8 cm.)
Painted on 27 January 1930
Provenance
The Lefevre Gallery (Alex. Reid & Lefevre), London; Valentine Gallery (Valentine Dudensing) and M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., New York (probably acquired from the artist, October 1930).
Galerie Etienne Bignou, New York (acquired from the above, 20 January 1944).
Stanley N. Barbee, Beverly Hills.
Gift from the above to the present owner, 1959.
Literature
C. Zervos, Pablo Picasso, Paris, 1955, vol. 7, no. 303 (illustrated prior to signature and date, pl. 124).
T. Bezzola, Picasso by Picasso: His First Museum Exhibition, exh. cat., Kunsthaus Zürich, 2010, pp. 207 and 242, no. 194 (illustrated, p. 242; illustrated in situ at the Zürich 1932 exhibition, p. 25).
L. Madeline and V. Perdrisot-Cassan, Picasso 1932, exh. cat., Musée national Picasso, Paris, 2017, p. 226, no. 193 (with incorrect provenance).
E. Bouvard; M. McCully and M. Raeburn, eds., Picasso: Tableaux magiques, exh. cat., Musée national Picasso, Paris, 2019, p. 154, no. TM 142 (illustrated in color, p. 138).
Exhibited
New York, Valentine Gallery (Valentine Dudensing), Abstractions by Picasso, January 1931, no. 22 (titled Formes abstraites, fond gris foncé).
Paris, Galerie Georges Petit, Exposition Picasso, June-July 1932, p. 64, no. 193 (titled Abstraction).
Kunsthaus Zürich, Picasso, September-October 1932, p. 14, no. 194 (titled Abstraktion).
San Francisco Museum of Art, Modern Masters in West Coast Collections: An Exhibition Selected in Celebration of the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of the San Francisco Museum of Art, October-November 1960 (titled Tête de femme).
University of California Los Angeles Art Galleries, “Bonne fête” Monsieur Picasso from Southern California Collectors; An Exhibition of Paintings, Drawings, and Prints, October-November 1961, no. 24 (illustrated; titled Tête de femme).
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Please note the updated provenance for this work which can be accessed online:
The Lefevre Gallery (Alex. Reid & Lefevre), London; Valentine Gallery (Valentine Dudensing) and M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., New York (probably acquired from the artist, October 1930).
Galerie Etienne Bignou, New York (acquired from the above, 20 January 1944).
Stanley N. Barbee, Beverly Hills.
Gift from the above to the present owner, 1959.

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