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Girl Born without a Mother

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:
© 2011 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Signature: Signed (lower left, in pen and ink): Picabia
    Inscribed (lower right): Fille née sans mère

  • Exhibition History

    New York. Modern Gallery. Picabia, Jan. 5-25, 1916, no. 12

    New York. Museum of Modern Art. Alfred Stieglitz Exhibition: His Collection, June 10 - Aug. 31, 1947, no. 86.

    Chicago. Art Institute. Alfred Stieglitz - His Photographs and His Collection, 1948, no. 121.

    New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art. ¦Drawings from the Alfred Stieglitz Collection¦, September 9-November 12, 1967 (no catalogue, typed checklist only)

    New York. Museum of Modern Art. The machine as seen at the end of the mechanical age. Nov. 30, 1968 - Feb. 9, 1969. cat. by K.G. Pontus Hultén, pp. 82-3.

    New York. The Solomon Guggenheim Museum. Francis Picabia. Sept. 17 - Nov. 22, 1970. cat. by William A. Camfield, no. 41, p. 87 (illus., also gives bibliography and discusses the drawing.).

    Caracas, Venzuela. Museo de Arte Contemporaneo. The Dada Spirit - 1915-1925. Nov. 14, 1980 - Jan. 15, 1981, p. 185.

    Madrid. Las Salas Picasso. Picabia (1879-1953): Exposicio antologica Barcelona 1985. Jan. 29 - March 17, 1985 (Travelled to Barcelona, Centre Cultural de la Caixa de Barcelona, April 16 - May 26, 1985). Cat. no. 29.

    New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, November 21, 1996-February 23, 1997.
    ¦Making Mischief: Dada Invades New York¦. Pg. 58, illus. in b&w.

    Dusseldorf, Germany: Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, July 24, 1999 - October 17, 1999. ¦Dolls-Bodies-Automatons-The Phantasms of Modernism¦

    London, England: Tate Modern, September 20 - December 16, 2001. ¦Surrealism: Desire Unbound¦.

  • References

    Bonnet, Marguerite. À propos de Cortège: Apollinaire et Picabia, in Revue des Lettres Modernes, special Apollinaire number, Nov. 1963, p. 73.

    Camfield, William A. The machinist style of Francis Picabia, in The Art Bulletin, vol. XLVIII, Sept. - Dec. 1966, p. 314 and note 27; p. 318, fig. 5 (illus.).

    Pearlstein, Philip. The symbolic language of Francis Picabia, in Arts, vol. 30, Jan. 1956, pp. 40 and 43; p. 42 (illus.).

    Philadelphia. Museum of Art. History of an American, Alfred Stieglitz: "291" and After, 1944, cat. no. 107 (not exhibited)

    Rubin, William S. Dada and Surrealist Art, New York, 1969, p. 53.

    Will-Levaillant, F. Picabia et la machine: symbole et abstraction, in Revue de L'Art, 1969, no. 4, p. 78; p. 77, fig. 4 (ill.).


    Tilkin, Danielle, et al. New York et L'Art Moderne: Alfred Stieglitz et son Cercle (1905-1930), Editions de la Reunion des musees nationaux, Paris,
    2004. p. 128, no. 38, illustrated.

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