Exhibitions/ Art Object

Bird and Turtle

Artist:
Francis Picabia (French, Paris 1879–1953 Paris)
Date:
ca. 1925–27
Medium:
Gouache, watercolor, graphite, and conté crayon on paper
Dimensions:
25 5/8 x 19 3/4 in. (65.1 x 50.2 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Alfred Stieglitz Collection, 1949
Accession Number:
49.70.16
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2016 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
Inscription: Signed (lower right, in gouache): Francis Picabia
the artist (until 1928; sold in 1928, through Marcel Duchamp, to Stieglitz); Alfred Stieglitz, New York (1928–d. 1946; his estate, 1946–49; gift to MMA)

Galerie Briant-Robert, Paris. "Francis Picabia," November 11–30, 1927, no. 45 (as "Danseuse et Caraïbe").

Intimate Gallery, New York. "Picabia Exhibition," April 19–May 11, 1928, no. 11 (as "Danseur et Caraïbe").

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings from the Alfred Stieglitz Collection," September 9–November 12, 1967, no catalogue (unnumbered checklist; as "No. 1 Bird + Turtle").

Paris. Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais. "Francis Picabia," January 23–March 29, 1976, no. 170 (as "Oiseau et tortue").

New York. Kent Fine Art. "Francis Picabia, Accommodations of Desire: Transparencies," April 19–June 3, 1989, no. 3 (as "Oiseau et tortue").

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Stieglitz and His Artists: Matisse to O'Keeffe," October 13, 2011–January 2, 2012, no. 21.

E. A. J. [Edward Alden Jewell]. "Davis Tames A Shrew: How What Seemed 'Abstract' Proved 'Realistic'–Glenn Coleman and Picabia." New York Times (April 29, 1928), p. XX18.

William A. Camfield. Francis Picabia: His Art, Life and Times. Princeton, 1979, p. 228 n. 40.

Herbert Schuldt. Francis Picabia. Exh. cat., Galerie Michael Werner, Cologne. Cologne, 1980, pp. 14, 20, fig. 0.

Maria Lluïsa Borràs. Picabia. New York, 1985, pp. 294, 298 n. 42, pp. 310, 519, no. 412, fig. 564, as "Dancer and Caribbean".

Gabriella de Ferrari. A Cloud on Sand. New York, 1990, cover ill.

Cathy Bernheim. Picabia. Paris, 1995, p. 191.

Carole Boulbès. Picabia: Le Saint masqué. Essai sur la peinture érotique de Francis Picabia. Paris, 1998, pp. 90-92, 148, ill., as "Danseur et Caraïbe".

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, 49, 247–48, no. 21, ill. (color) pp. 49, 247.

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. 49.



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