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La Lampe by PABLO PICASSO

PABLO PICASSO

(SPANISH, 1881 - 1973)

La Lampe , 1931

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Materials:

oil on canvas

Measurements:

63.98 in. (162.50 cm.) (height) by 51.34 in. (130.40 cm.) (width)

Markings:

dated '21-I-XXXI 8-VI-XXXI-' (on the stretcher)

Exhibited:

Paris, Galeries Georges Petit, Exposition Picasso, June-July 1932, p. 66, no. 201 (dated June 1931). Kunsthaus Zürich, Picasso, September-November 1932, p. 15, no. 201. Rome, Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna, Mostra di Pablo Picasso, May-July 1953, p. 36, no. 20 (illustrated). Milan, Palazzo Reale, Pablo Picasso, September-November 1953, p. 51, no. 58 (illustrated). New York, The Museum of Modern Art, Pablo Picasso: A Retrospective, September 1980, pp. 276 and 285 (illustrated). The Seibu Museum of Art; Geneva, Musée de L'Athénée and Hong Kong, Museum of Art, Picasso Intime: Collection Maya Ruiz-Picasso, October-November 1981, p. 36, no. 9 (illustrated in color; illustrated again; dated June 1931). Antibes, Musée Picasso, Picasso: Tête à tête: La parabole du sculpteur, July-September 1984, p. 13, no. 6 (illustrated in color; illustrated in situ in the exhibition).

Literature:

"Picasso" in Cahiers d'Art, 1932, no. 7, p. 100 (illustrated). C. Zervos, Pablo Picasso, Paris, 1955, vol. 7, no. 347 (illustrated, pl. 147; dated June 1931). F. Elgar and R. Maillard, Picasso, Paris, 1955, p. 171 (illustrated in color). P. Daix, La vie de peintre de Pablo Picasso, Paris, 1977, p. 232. C. Lichtenstern, Picasso, tête de femme, Frankfurt, 1980, p. 66, no. 51 (illustrated, p. 65). L.E. Smith, "Iconographic issues in Picasso's 'Women in the garden'' in Arts Magazine, January 1982, p. 146 (illustrated, fig. 12; dated 8 June 1931). J.S. Boggs, Picasso & Things, exh. cat., The Cleveland Museum of Art and The Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1992, p. 238 (illustrated, fig. 94c; dated June 1931). E. Cowling and J. Golding, Picasso: Sculptor/Painter, exh. cat., The Tate Gallery, London, 1994, p. 28 (illustrated, fig. 7). P. Daix, Dictionnaire Picasso, Paris, 1995, p. 514. B. Léal, C. Piot and M-L Bernadac, The Ultimate Picasso, New York, 2000, p. 263, no. 628 (illustrated; titled Bust with a Lamp and dated June 1931). J. Richardson, A Life of Picasso: The Triumphant Years 1917-1932, New York, 2007, p. 443 (illustrated). J. Richardson and D. Widmaier Picasso, L'amour fou Picasso and Marie-Thérèse, exh. cat., Gagosian Gallery, New York, 2011, pp. 68 and 90, (illustrated in color, p. 90, fig. 69).

Provenance:

Estate of the artist. Maya Widmaier-Picasso, Paris (by descent from the above). Acquired from the above by the present owner, February 2008.

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