Exhibitions/ Art Object

Girl Born without a Mother

Artist:
Francis Picabia (French, Paris 1879–1953 Paris)
Date:
ca. 1914–15
Medium:
Ink on paper
Dimensions:
10 1/2 x 8 1/2 in. (26.7 x 21.6 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Alfred Stieglitz Collection, 1949
Accession Number:
49.70.18
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2016 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
Inscription: Signed (lower left): Picabia; inscribed (lower right): Fille née sans mère
the artist (probably in 1915 to Stieglitz); Alfred Stieglitz, New York (probably 1915–d. 1946; his estate, 1946–49; gift to MMA)

Modern Gallery, New York. "Picabia Exhibition," January 5–25, 1916, no catalogue (checklist no. 12).

Philadelphia Museum of Art. "History of an American, Alfred Stieglitz: '291' and After, Selections from the Stieglitz Collection," July 1–November 1, 1944, no. 107.

Museum of Modern Art, New York. "Alfred Stieglitz Exhibition: His Collection," June 10–August 31, 1947, no. catalogue (checklist no. 86).

Art Institute of Chicago. "Alfred Stieglitz: His Photographs and His Collection," February 2–29, 1948, extended to March 7, 1948, no catalogue (checklist no. 121).

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings from the Alfred Stieglitz Collection," September 9–November 12, 1967, no catalogue (unnumbered checklist).

Museum of Modern Art, New York. "The Machine as Seen at the End of the Mechanical Age," November 25, 1968–February 9, 1969, unnumbered cat. (p. 82; as "Fille née sans mère (Girl Born Without a Mother)".

Houston. University of St. Thomas. "The Machine as Seen at the End of the Mechanical Age," March 25–May 18, 1969, unnumbered cat.

San Francisco Museum of Art. "The Machine as Seen at the End of the Mechanical Age," June 23–August 24, 1969, unnumbered cat.

New York. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. "Francis Picabia," September 16–December 6, 1970, no. 41.

Paris. Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais. "Francis Picabia," January 23–March 29, 1976, no. 44.

Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin. "Tendenzen der Zwanziger Jahre: 15. Europäische Kunstaussellung unter den Auspizien des Europarates," August 14–October 16, 1977, no. 3.685.

Stadtische Galerie im Stadelschen Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt am–Main. "DaDa in Europa: Werke und Dokumente," November 10, 1977–January 8, 1978, no. 3.685.

Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Caracas. "El Espíritu Dada 1915-1925," November 14, 1980–January 15, 1981, unnumbered cat. (p. 185).

Städtische Kunsthalle Düsseldorf. "Francis Picabia," October 29–December 4, 1983, no. 25.

Kunsthaus Zürich. "Francis Picabia," February 3–March 25, 1984, no. 25.

Moderna Museet, Stockholm. "Francis Picabia," April 7–May 27, 1984, no. 23 (Swedish edition).

Madrid. Salas Pablo Ruiz Picasso. "Francis Picabia (1879–1953): Exposició antológica Barcelona 1985," January 29–March 31, 1985, no. 29.

Barcelona. Centre Cultural de la Caixa de Pensions. "Francis Picabia (1879–1953): Exposició antológica Barcelona 1985," April 16–May 31, 1985, no. 29.

New York. Whitney Museum of American Art. "Making Mischief: Dada Invades New York," November 21, 1996–February 23, 1997, unnumbered cat. (p. 58).

Düsseldorf. Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen. "Puppen Körper Automaten: Phantasmen der Moderne (Dolls-Bodies-Automatons: The Phantasms of Modernism)," July 24–October 17, 1999, unnumbered cat. (p. 300).

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Stieglitz and His Artists: Matisse to O'Keeffe," October 13, 2011–January 2, 2012, no. 17.

291 no. 4 (June 1915), frontispiece (based on this work), printed (lower right): "Fille née sans mère" and (lower left): PICABIA, New York, 1915.

"Art and Artists." New York Globe (January 11, 1916), p. 12.

"Picabia's Puzzle." Christian Science Monitor (January 29, 1916), p. 13.

Philip Pearlstein. "The Symbolic Language of Francis Picabia." Arts 30 (January 1956), pp. 39-40, 43, ill.

Marguerite Bonnet in "À propos de Cortège: Apollinaire et Picabia." Revue des lettres modernes nos. 85-89 (November 1963), p. 73.

William A. Camfield. "The Machinist Style of Francis Picabia." Art Bulletin 48 (September-December 1966), p. 314 n. 27, p. 318, fig. 5.

William S. Rubin. Dada and Surrealist Art. New York, 1968, pp. 53, 425, 485, fig. D-64.

Marc Le Bot. Francis Picabia et la crise des valeurs figuratives: 1900–1925. Paris, 1968, pp. 53, 60, 113, 117, 123, 126, fig. 28.

Françoise Will-Levaillant. "Picabia et la machine: Symbole et abstraction." Revue de l'art 4 (1969), pp. 77-78, 80, fig. 4.

George Heard Hamilton. "The Alfred Stieglitz Collection." Metropolitan Museum Journal 3 (1970), pp. 380-81.

Dickran Tashjian. Skyscraper Primitives: Dada and the American Avant-Garde, 1910-1925. Middletown, Conn., 1975, p. 35, pl. between pp. 90–91 (version published in "291").

William A. Camfield. Francis Picabia: His Art, Life and Times. Princeton, 1979, pp. 80–81, 285, fig. 100.

Jan Thompson. "Picabia and His Influence on American Art, 1913–17." Art Journal 39 (Fall 1979), pp. 17-18, fig. 10.

Maria Lluïsa Borràs. Picabia. New York, 1985, pp. 101, 163, 508, no. 155, fig. 275.

Willard Bohn. "Picabia's 'Mechanical Expression' and the Demise of the Object." Art Bulletin 67 (December 1985), p. 673.

Judi Freeman in The Dada and Surrealist Word-Image. Exh. cat., Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History. Los Angeles, 1989, p. 27, fig. 17.

Anna Chave. Constantin Brancusi: Shifting the Bases of Art. New Haven and London, 1993, p. 158, fig. 4.30.

Francis M. Naumann. New York Dada, 1915–23. New York, 1994, pp. 59-60, ill.

Cathy Bernheim. Picabia. Paris, 1995, pp. 79-80.

Pedro Lapa in Francis Picabia: Antologia/Anthology. Ed. Clara Távora Vilar et al. Exh. cat., Centro Cultural de Belém, Portugal. Belém, 1997, pp. 20-21, 24.

Carole Boulbès. Picabia: Le Saint masqué. Essai sur la peinture érotique de Francis Picabia. Paris, 1998, p. 16.

Caroline A. Jones and Peter Galison, ed. Picturing Science, Producing Art. New York and London, 1998, pp. 157-60, 164-65, 169-72, 176 n. 28, fig. 4.

Pepe Karmel in Sarah Greenough. Modern Art and America: Alfred Stieglitz and His New York Galleries. Exh. cat., National Gallery of Art. Washington, D. C., 2000, pp. 210–11, fig. 75.

Danielle Tilkin et al. New York et l'art moderne: Alfred Stieglitz et son cercle (1905–1930). Exh. cat., Musée d'Orsay. Paris, 2004, p. 128, fig. 38 (Spanish ed., 2004).

William Camfield in New York et l'art moderne: Alfred Stieglitz et son cercle (1905-1930). Exh. cat., Musée d'Orsay, Paris. Paris, 2004, pp. 127-28, fig. 38.

Amelia Jones. Irrational Modernism: A Neurasthenic History of New York Dada. Cambridge, Mass., 2004, pp. 82, 84–85, 87, fig. 2.16.

Jessica Murphy in Stieglitz and His Artists: Matisse to O'Keeffe. The Alfred Stieglitz Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Ed. Lisa Mintz Messinger. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 2011, pp. 43, 46, 246–47, no. 17, ill. (color) pp. 46, 246.

Rachel Mustalish in Stieglitz and His Artists: Matisse to O'Keeffe. The Alfred Stieglitz Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Ed. Lisa Mintz Messinger. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 2011, p. 46.



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