Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Study for "Modern Idol"

Artist:
Umberto Boccioni (Italian, Reggio 1882–1916 Sorte)
Date:
1911
Medium:
Graphite on paper
Dimensions:
5 3/4 x 5 5/8 in. (14.6 x 14.3 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Bequest of Lydia Winston Malbin, 1989
Accession Number:
1990.38.20
Not on view
Inscription: Signed (lower right): Boccioni
the artist (1911–d. 1916); his sister, Amelia Raffaella Boccioni Callegari, Verona (1916–56; sold in 1956 to Winston); Lydia and Harry Lewis Winston, Birmingham, Mich. (1956–his d. 1966); Lydia Winston Malbin, Detroit and New York (1966–d. 1989; her bequest to MMA)

Museum of Modern Art, New York. "The Graphic Work of Umberto Boccioni," May 30–August 9, 1961, no. 148 (as "Study for the painting Modern Idol," dated 1910, lent by Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lewis Winston, Birmingham, Mich.).

Detroit Institute of Arts. "The Graphic Work of Umberto Boccioni," October 18–December 19, 1961, no. 148.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art. "The Graphic Work of Umberto Boccioni," January 14–February 19, 1962, no. 148.

New York. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. "Futurism: A Modern Focus. The Lydia and Harry Lewis Winston Collection. Dr. and Mrs. Barnett Malbin," November 16, 1973–February 3, 1974, no. 182 (dated 1910, lent by The Lydia and Harry Lewis Winston Collection [Dr. and Mrs. Barnett Malbin, New York]).

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Boccioni: A Retrospective," September 15, 1988–January 8, 1989, no. 55B (lent by Lydia Winston Malbin, New York).

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Boccioni and Women," June 19–October 18, 1998, no catalogue.

Maurizio Calvesi and Ester Coen. Boccioni: L'opera completa. Milan, 1983, p. 389, no. 710, erroneously locate it in the Museum of Modern Art, New York.



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