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Study for "The Secret"

Artist:
Wifredo Lam (Cuban, Sagua La Grande 1902–1982 Paris)
Date:
ca. 1947
Medium:
Pen an ink and watercolor on paper
Dimensions:
9 1/2 x 12 1/2 in. (24.1 x 31.8 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
The Pierre and Maria-Gaetana Matisse Collection, 2002
Accession Number:
2002.456.33
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
Inscription: Signed and dated (lower right): Wifredo Lam/ [47?]
the artist (probably until 1948; to Matisse); Pierre Matisse, New York (probably 1948–d. 1989); his widow, Maria-Gaetana Matisse, née von Spreti, New York (1989–d. 2001); Pierre and Maria-Gaetana Matisse Foundation (2002; gift to MMA)

New York. Pierre Matisse Gallery. "Wifredo Lam, Oils on Canvas, Drawings, Gouaches, Watercolors," April 20–May 8, 1948, not in catalogue [possibly this work].

New York. Pierre Matisse Gallery. "Wifredo Lam: Early Works, 1942 to 1951; Paintings, Gouaches, Watercolors, and Drawings," June 1–26, 1982, no. 25.

New York. Pierpont Morgan Library. "New York Collects: Drawings and Watercolors, 1900–1950," May 20–August 29, 1999, no. 125.

Paris. Mona Bismarck Foundation. "Pierre Matisse, passeur passionné: Un marchand d'art et ses artistes," October 20, 2005–January 14, 2006, unnumbered cat. (p. 151).

Museo Picasso Málaga. "La Colección Pierre y Maria-Gaetana Matisse en The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Nueva York," March 26–June 24, 2007, no. 19.

Sabine Rewald. The American Matisse: The Dealer, His Artists, His Collection. The Pierre and Maria-Gaetana Matisse Collection. New York, 2009, pp. 65–67, 155, ill. (color).



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