PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973)
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973)
PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973)
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PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973)

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PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973)
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signed and dated ‘Picasso XXIX’ (lower left)
oil on canvas
51 3⁄8 x 63 3⁄8 in. (130.5 x 163.4 cm.)
Painted in Paris on 22 November 1929
Provenance
Galerie Paul Rosenberg, Paris & New York, by whom acquired directly from the artist, by 1932.
Mollie Bostwick (née Netcher), Chicago, New York & Palm Beach, by whom acquired from the above on 2 November 1961.
Galerie Beyeler, Basel (no. 6375), by whom acquired from the above on 10 March 1970, via the intermediation of James Goodman Gallery, New York.
Acquired from the above on 30 May 1974, and thence by descent to the present owner.
Literature
M. Leiris, 'Toiles récentes de Picasso', in Documents 2, 2nd year, Paris, 1930, p. 57 (illustrated).
C. Zervos, Pablo Picasso, vol. 7, Oeuvres de 1926 à 1932, Paris, 1955, no. 288 (illustrated pl. 117).
J. Golding, 'Picasso and Surrealism', in D. Kahnweiler, ed., Picasso 1881-1972, London, 1973, no. 178 (illustrated).
L. Gasman, Mystery, Magic and Love in Picasso, 1925-1938: Picasso and the Surrealist Poets, New York, 1981, pp. 1040-1045 (illustrated p. 1806).
J. Golding, 'Picasso und der Surrealismus', in Picassos Surrealismus: Werke 1925-1937, exh. cat., Kunsthalle, Bielefeld, 1991, p. 183 (illustrated).
J.S. Boggs, ed., Picasso & Things, exh. cat., The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, 1992, p. 203 (illustrated p. 202).
J. Golding, Visions of the Modern, Berkeley & Los Angeles, 1994, p. 233-234.
J. Richardson, A Life of Picasso, vol. III, The Triumphant Years, 1917-1932, London, 2007, p. 389 (illustrated in colour p. 340).
J. Palau i Fabre, Picasso: From the Minotaur to Guernica (1927-1939), Barcelona, 2011, no. 197, p. 75 (illustrated).
M. McCully, M. Raeburn & E. Bouvard, Picasso: Tableaux Magiques, exh. cat., Musée national Picasso, Paris, 2019, no. 134, p. 153 (illustrated p. 135).
Exhibited
Paris, Galerie Georges Petit, Exposition Picasso, 1901-1932, June - July 1932, no. 189.
Zurich, Kunsthaus, Picasso Retrospektive, 1901-1932, September - October 1932, no. 190, p. 14 (illustrated pl. XXVIII; titled ‘Das Atelier des Künstlers’ and with incorrect dimensions).
New York, The Museum of Modern Art, Dada, Surrealism, and Their Heritage, March - June 1968, no. 270, p. 240 (illustrated fig. 181, p. 126); this exhibition later travelled to Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, July - September 1968; and Chicago, The Art Institute of Chicago, October - December 1968.
Basel, Galerie Beyeler, Surréalisme et Peinture, February - April 1974, no. 37 (illustrated).
Basel, Kunstmuseum, Picasso: aus dem Museum of Modern Art New York und Schweizer Sammlungen, June - September 1976, no. 55, p. 110 (illustrated pl. 55).
Stuttgart, Staatsgalerie, Picasso, Klee, Giacometti, October 1998 - February 1999, no. 9, pp. 64 & 169-170 (illustrated p. 65; titled ‘Das Atelier des Künstlers (Das offene Fenster)’).
Paris, Centre Georges Pompidou, La Révolution surre´aliste, March - June 2002; this exhibition later travelled to Dusseldorf, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Surrealismus 1919-1944, July - November 2002.
Basel, Fondation Beyeler, The Surrealist Picasso, June - September 2005, no. 21, p. 249 (illustrated p. 102).
Zurich, Kunsthaus, Picasso by Picasso: His First Museum Exhibition 1932, October 2010 - January 2011, no. 62.
Stuttgart, Staatsgalerie, Mythos Atelier: Von Spitzweg bis Picasso, von Giacometti bis Nauman, October 2012 - February 2013, no. 29, pp. 67 & 262 (illustrated p. 87; illustrated again on the cover; titled ‘Das offene Fenster (Das Atelier des Künstlers)').
Stuttgart, Staatsgalerie (no. L 1346), on long term loan, 1998-2022.
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