Exhibitions/ Art Object

Bottle, Glass, and Newspaper

Artist:
Georges Braque (French, Argenteuil 1882–1963 Paris)
Date:
Paris, early 1914
Medium:
Charcoal and cut-and-pasted newspaper and printed wallpaper on gessoed paperboard (commercial board from mirror backing)
Dimensions:
Oval, 19 7/8 x 24 1/4 in. (50.5 × 61.6 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Leonard A. Lauder Cubist Collection, Gift of Leonard A. Lauder, 2016
Accession Number:
2016.237.14
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
Here, a promotion for a book on women’s manners,
with the catchy title “L’amour obligatoire” (Mandatory Love), is juxtaposed with an ad for Motobloc automobiles. These fragments and allusions to “female” and “male” are united by the wineglass at center, with flirtatious innuendo. Braque’s exploration of non-art materials extended to the support for this collage, a commercial board used to back an oval mirror.
[Galerie Kahnweiler, Paris; photo no. 1180]; Dr. Gottlieb Friedrich Reber, Lausanne (until ca. 1959; ca.1959 [possibly a gift] to Eichmann); Dr. Ingeborg Eichmann (later Dr. Ingeborg Pudelko Eichmann), Zürich and elsewhere (1959–d. 1980); her heirs (1980–99; sold in September 1999 to Lauder); Leonard A. Lauder, New York (1999–2013; transferred on April 8, 2013 to the Leonard A. Lauder Cubist Trust); The Leonard A. Lauder Cubist Trust, New York (2013–16; gift to MMA)

Kunsthalle Basel. "Georges Braque," April 9–May 14, 1933, no. 72 (as "Das Plakat").

Paris. Galerie Maeght. "Georges Braque: Papiers collés, 1912–14," May 1963, no. 23 (as "Papier collé et fusain").

Kunsthalle Bielefeld. "Zeichnungen und Collagen des Kubismus: Picasso, Braque, Gris," March 11–April 29, 1979, no. 148 (as "Stilleben," 1913).

Washington, D.C. National Gallery of Art. "Shock of the News," September 23, 2012–January 27, 2013, no. 3 (as late 1913 or 1914).

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection," October 20, 2014–February 16, 2015, no. 16.

Tristan Tzara. "Le papier collé ou le proverbe en peinture." Cahiers d'art 6 (1931), ill. p. 65, as "Nature morte," 1913.

George Isarlov. Georges Braque. Paris, 1932, p. 19, no. 191, as "Bouteille".

Georges Braque. Exh. cat., Kunsthalle Basel. Basel, 1933, p. 18, no. 72, ill.

André Salmon. "Georges Braque." Cahiers d'Art 8 (1933), ill. p. 30, as 1913.

Herta Wescher. "Les collages cubistes." Art d'Aujourd'hui ser. 4, nos. 3–4 (May 1953), ill. p. 34, as "Bouteille et journal".

Frank Elgar. "Une conquête du Cubisme: Le papier collé." XXe Siècle no. 6 (January 1956), ill. p. 10, as "Papier collé," 1913.

John Richardson. Georges Braque. Harmondsworth, Middlesex, 1959, pp. 10, 31, pl. 10b, as "Still-life with Newspaper, Glass, and Bottle," 1913.

Galerie Maeght. Georges Braque: Papiers collés, 1912–1914. Paris, 1963, unpaginated (checklist), no. 23, ill.

Ulrich Weisner. Zeichnungen und Collagen des Kubismus: Picasso, Braque, Gris. Exh. cat., Kunsthalle Bielefeld. Bielefeld, 1979, pp. 263, 271, no. 148, ill.

Nicole Worms de Romilly and Jean Laude. [Catalogue de l'œuvre de Georges Braque]. Vol. [1], Le Cubisme, fin 1907–1914. [Paris], 1982, pp. 237, 287, no. 225, ill. p. 236, as "Bouteille, verre et journal MOTO".

Judith Brodie. Shock of the News. Exh. cat., National Gallery of Art. Washington, D.C., 2012, p. 6, pl. 3.

"Objects Promised to the Museum during the Year 2012–2013." The Metropolitan Museum of Art, One Hundred Forty-third Annual Report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year July 1, 2012, through June 30, 2013 (2013), p. 45.

Anne Umland in Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection. Ed. Emily Braun and Rebecca Rabinow. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 2014, p. 105, no. 16, ill. p. 103 (color).

Rebecca Rabinow in Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection. Ed. Emily Braun and Rebecca Rabinow. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 2014, p. 163.

Anna Jozefacka and Luise Mahler in Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection. Ed. Emily Braun and Rebecca Rabinow. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 2014, pp. 255–56, fig. 16.



Newspaper fragments from page 9 of Le Journal, October 16 and December 12, 1913
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