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Luxembourg Gardens, Indian Summer

Artist:
Jean Hélion (French, Couterne 1904–1987 Paris)
Date:
1960–61
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
78 x 102 in. (198.1 x 259.1 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Gift of The Joseph Cantor Foundation, 1982
Accession Number:
1982.148.7
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
the artist, Paris (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. 47 (as "Grand Luxembourg, II: L'Ete de la St. Martin," lent by Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Cantor, Carmel, Indiana).

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, not in catalogue.

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. 72.

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. 72.

Leland Bell. "Hélion Paints the Impossible." Art News 63 (November 1964), p. 37, calls it "Large Luxembourg, 2".

P. G. Brugière. Jean Hélion. Paris, 1970, p. 113.

Armin Zweite in Jean Helion: Abstraktion und Mythen des Alltags. Ed. Armin Zweite. Exh. cat., Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus. Munich, 1984, p. 82, fig. 23, calls it "Sommer auf St. Martin" and dates it 1962.

Henry-Claude Cousseau. Hélion. Paris, 1992, ill. p. 331, calls it "L'Été de la Saint Martin" and dates it 1961; locates it in a private collection.

Jean Hélion. Journal d'un peintre. Ed. Anne Moeglin-Delcroix. Vol. 1, Carnets 1929–1962. Paris, 1992, p. 405.

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. 72, ill. p. 141 (color).



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