Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Man with a Lollipop

Artist:
Pablo Picasso (Spanish, Malaga 1881–1973 Mougins, France)
Date:
1938
Medium:
Oil on paper, mounted on canvas
Dimensions:
26 7/8 x 17 7/8 in. (68.3 x 45.4 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection, 1998
Accession Number:
1999.363.69
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2017 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
Picasso turned the youth in the drawing (MMA 1999.363.68) into the weather-beaten old man seen in this painting. Given the artist's predilection for the sexual and the macabre, and as an astute reader of Freud, he was perhaps poking fun at those who, late in life, revert to childlike pleasures or seek substitutes for erotic ones.
Inscription: Signed and dated (upper left): 20A38 / Picasso
[Galerie Käte Perls, Paris, and Perls Galleries (Klaus and Frank Perls), New York, 1938; acquired from the artist]; Walter P. Chrysler, New York and Warrenton, Virginia (by 1939–50; sale, Sotheby Parke-Bernet, New York, February 16, 1950, no. 16, sold for $5,100, to Bragaline); Edward A. Bragaline, New York (1950–at least 1963); [E. V. Thaw & Co., New York, ca. 1983]; Wendell Cherry, Louisville, Kentucky (ca. 1984); [Acquavella Galleries, New York, until 1985; sold on February 14, 1985 to Gelman]; Jacques and Natasha Gelman, Mexico City and New York (1985–his d. 1986); Natasha Gelman, Mexico City and New York (1986–d. 1998; her bequest to MMA)

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