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Women and Bird in the Night

Joan Miró (Spanish, Barcelona 1893–1983 Palma de Mallorca)

Date:
1944
Medium:
Gouache on canvas
Dimensions:
9 1/4 x 16 3/4 in. (23.5 x 42.5 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection, 1998
Accession Number:
1999.363.54
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2011 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: Signed and dated (verso): ¦Miró.¦/ 1944/ JM/ 414/ femmes et oiseau dans la nuit

  • Provenance

    the artist (sold for $200, to Pierre Matisse); [Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York, until 1947; stock no. 1825; sold on October 24, 1947, for $750, to Ripley ]; Harry Dwight Dillon Ripley, Wappinger Falls, N. Y. and Greenport, Long Island (1947–66; probably sold in January 1966 to P. Matisse); [Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York, 1966; sold to Thaw]; [E. V. Thaw & Co., Inc., New York, 1966; sold on March 7, 1966 to Gelman]; Jacques and Natasha Gelman, Mexico City and New York (1966–his d. 1986); Natasha Gelman, Mexico City and New York (1986–d. 1998; her bequest to MMA)

  • Exhibition History

    New York. Pierre Matisse Gallery. "Joan Miró," May 13–June 7, 1947, no. 12 (as "Women and Bird in the Night").

    New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Twentieth Century Modern Masters: The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection," December 12, 1989–April 1, 1990, unnumbered cat. (p. 226).

    London. Royal Academy of Arts. "Twentieth Century Modern Masters: The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection," April 19–July 15, 1990, unnumbered cat.

    Martigny. Fondation Pierre Gianadda. "De Matisse à Picasso: Collection Jacques et Natasha Gelman," June 18–November 1, 1994, unnumbered cat. (p. 250).

    Mexico City. Centro Cultural Arte Contemporaneo. "Joan Miró, la colección del Centro Georges Pompidou, Musée National d'Art Moderne y otras colecciones," February 12–May 24, 1998, no. 32.

  • References

    Tristan Tzara. "Pour passer le temps." Cahiers d'art 20-21 (1945–46), ill. p. 283.

    J[uan]. E[duardo]. Cirlot. Joan Miró. Barcelona, 1949, fig. 35.

    Juan Eduardo Cirlot. La pintura surrealista. Barcelona, 1955, p. 52.

    Jacques Dupin. Joan Miró: Life and Work. New York, [1962] (French ed., 1961), p. 378, no. 633, ill. p. 548.

    Jacques Dupin in Twentieth Century Modern Masters: The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection. Ed. William S. Lieberman. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1989, p. 48.

    William S. Lieberman in Twentieth Century Modern Masters: The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection. Ed. William S. Lieberman. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1989, p. 14.

    Sabine Rewald in Twentieth Century Modern Masters: The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection. Ed. William S. Lieberman. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1989, pp. 226–27, 308, ill. (color and bw).

    Jacques Dupin and Ariane Lelong Mainaud. Joan Miró: Catalogue raisonné. Paintings. Vol. 3, 1942–1955. [Paris], 2001, p. 61, no. 732, ill. (color).

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