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Mandolin, Fruit Bowl, and Plaster Arm

Artist:
Pablo Picasso (Spanish, Malaga 1881–1973 Mougins, France )
Date:
1925
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
38 1/2 x 51 1/2 in. (97.8 x 130.8 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Bequest of Florene M. Schoenborn, 1995
Accession Number:
1996.403.2
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2016 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
Like "Still Life with Mandolin and Galette" (1999.363.65) , this monumental still life was painted for exhibition at the fashionable Paul Rosenberg gallery in Paris. The large scale and muted colors of this work and others like it were admired by the same collectors who patronized modern architects such as Le Corbusier and furniture makers such as Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann, who adapted aspects of Cubism in their own work.
Inscription: Signed and dated in black paint, lower left: Picasso/ 25
[Paul Rosenberg, Paris, 1925–at least 1934; acquired from the artist by June 1925, stock no. 1289; sold to Bélanger]; M. Bélanger, Paris (until 1952; sold on July 21, 1952 to Rosenberg); [Paul Rosenberg & Co., New York, 1952–53, stock no. 5453; sold on September 10, 1953, for $45,000 to Marx]; Samuel A. and Florene Marx, Chicago (1953–his d. 1964); Florene May Marx, later Mrs. Wolfgang Schoenborn, New York (1964–d. 1995; on extended loan from 1971 to the Museum of Modern Art, New York; on extended loan from 1985 to MMA; her bequest to MMA)

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New York. Museum of Modern Art. "The School of Paris: Paintings from the Florene May Schoenborn and Samuel A. Marx Collection," November 2, 1965–January 2, 1966, unnumbered cat. (pp. 22–23).

Art Institute of Chicago. "The School of Paris: Paintings from the Florene May Schoenborn and Samuel A. Marx Collection," February 11–March 27, 1966, unnumbered cat.

City Art Museum of Saint Louis. "The School of Paris: Paintings from the Florene May Schoenborn and Samuel A. Marx Collection," April 26–June 13, 1966, unnumbered cat.

Mexico City. Museo de Arte Moderno. "The School of Paris: Paintings from the Florene May Schoenborn and Samuel A. Marx Collection," July 2–August 7, 1966, unnumbered cat.

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