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Artist:
Jean Hélion (French, Couterne 1904–1987 Paris)
Date:
1948
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
45 × 58 in. (114.3 × 147.3 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Gift of The Joseph Cantor Foundation, 1982
Accession Number:
1982.148.2
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
Inscription: Signed and dated (lower left): H. 48; signed and dated (verso): Hélion / Janv. Féb 48
the artist, Paris (from 1948; sold to Cantor); Joseph Cantor, Carmel, Ind. (by 1964–d. 1981); Joseph Cantor Foundation, Indianapolis (1981–82; their gift to MMA)

New York. Gallery of Modern Art. "Paintings by Jean Hélion, 1928–1964," November 3–December 27, 1964, no. 26 (as "Scène journalière," lent by Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Cantor, Carmel, Indiana).

Yokohama Museum of Art. "Treasures from The Metropolitan Museum of Art: French Art from the Middle Ages to the Twentieth Century," March 25–June 4, 1989, no. 171 (as "Three Newspaper Readers").

Valencia. IVAM Centre Julio González. "Jean Hélion," March 27–May 31, 1990, no. 24 (as "Scène journalière [Escena de diario] [Newspaper Scene]").

Tate Gallery Liverpool. "Jean Hélion," August 24–October 21, 1990, no. 24.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Jean Hélion: Seven Paintings from the Museum's Collection," July–October 31, 1998, no catalogue.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Painters in Paris: 1895–1950," March 8–December 31, 2000, extended to January 14, 2001, unnumbered cat. (p. 115).

Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art. "Picasso and the School of Paris: Paintings from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York," September 14–November 24, 2002, no. 71.

Tokyo. Bunkamura Museum of Art. "Picasso and the School of Paris: Paintings from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York," December 7, 2002–March 9, 2003, no. 71.

P. G. Brugière. Jean Hélion. Paris, 1970, pp. 76, 79, 88, 166, ill. p. 86, calls it "Scène journalière".

Lisa M. Messinger. "Twentieth Century Art." The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Notable Acquisitions, 1982–1983. New York, 1983, p. 62, ill., calls it "La Scène journalière".

Grace Glueck. "The Met Makes Room for the 20th Century." New York Times (September 18, 1983), p. H30.

Armin Zweite, ed. Jean Hélion. Abstraktion und Mythen des Alltags: Bilder, Zeichnungen, Gouachen, 1925–1983. Exh. cat., Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus. Munich, 1984, p. 243, ill. p. 242, calls it "Scène journalière" and dates it 1947.

J. P. Arthur Bernard et al., ed. Hélion. Grenoble, 1985, ill. p. 50, call it "Seconde scène journalière" and date it 1947–48.

Lisa M. Messinger in Treasures from The Metropolitan Museum of Art: French Art from the Middle Ages to the Twentieth Century. Exh. cat., Yokohama Museum of Art. [Tokyo], 1989, p. 209, no. 171, ill. (color).

Anne Moeglin-Delcroix in Jean Hélion. Exh. cat., IVAM Centre Julio González. Valencià, 1990, pp. 45, 125, 162, 181, no. 24, ill. p. 80 (color).

Henry-Claude Cousseau. Hélion. Paris, 1992, pp. 39–40, ill. pp. 8 (in progress in the artist's studio, 1947), 21, 322, calls it "Scène journalière"; dates it 1947–48 and 1948.

William S. Lieberman in Picasso and the School of Paris: Paintings from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Exh. cat., Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art. [Tokyo], 2002, pp. 137, 167, no. 71, ill. p. 140 (color).

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