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Abstraction (Head)

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Name:
Abstraction (Head)
Artist:
Pablo Picasso (Spanish, b.1881, d.1973), artist
Date:
1930
Place:
Spain
Medium:
oil on wood panel
Measurements:
24 1/2 x 18 1/4 in. (62.2 x 46.4 cm)
Classification:
Painting
Department:
European Paintings, Sculpture and Drawings
Credit Line:
Gift of Thomas C. and Emily F. Adler
Rights:
© 2016 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Provenance:
Pablo Picasso, 1930-at least 1931 [1]. (Gallery Bignou, New York, by at least 1941 [2]). (Theodore Schempp, New York, before 1945); Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Adler, Cincinnati, by at least 1945-ca.1952, by descent to [3]; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Adler, Cincinnati, ca. 1952-1991, given to; Cincinnati Art Museum, 1991-present. Notes: [1] The painting was listed as being in the artist's collection in Carl Einstein, Die Kunst des 20. Jahrhunderts, Berlin: Im Propyläen Verlag, 1931, no. 341. [2] Exhibited at the Bignou Gallery, New York, Picasso Early and Late, February 10-March 1, 1941, no. 8. The gallery has consistently been included in the painting's provenance, thus, it appears to have been owned by the gallery and not simply loaned for the exhibition. [3] Published as being in the Charles Adler collection in Art News, "Cincinnati's New Collectors," vol. 44, no. 15, November 15-30, 1945, p. 15.
Accession No:
1991.312

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