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Francis Picabia

[French Dadaist/Surrealist Painter, 1879-1953]

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Original works by Francis Picabia available for purchase at art galleries worldwide
Paintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!

Notable SiteFine Arts Museums of San Francisco   NEW!

Notable SiteGuggenheim Museum, New York City
3 works online

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City   NEW!

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art Timetable of Art History
Here, This Is Stieglitz Here, 1915

Notable SiteMuseum of Modern Art, New York City
Includes biographical information about the artist

Notable SiteNational Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh   NEW!

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Most but not all artists in the NGA database have works online

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

Notable SitePeggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice   NEW!

Notable SiteTate Gallery, London, UK

Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts

GAM - Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Turin
Le baiser

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts
Harvard have works in their collections, but unfortunately you have to type in the search yourself

Museum of Modern Art, New York City - Provenance Research Project
10 works by Picabia

Norwich Museums, England

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Reina Sofía National Museum, Madrid (in Spanish)  

Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium Catalogue (in French)  
L'éclipse, ca.1922-23

San Diego Museum of Art, California   NEW!

Seattle Art Museum

Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago

State Museums of Florence Digital Archive, Italy

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid   NEW!
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Walker Art Center, Minnesota

Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Cologne, Germany (mostly in German)  
Morgensonne im Herbst, ca.1898

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Art Signature Dictionary   NEW!

Christie's Past Sale Archive
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteFrancis Picabia at The Athenaeum
36 works online

Notable SiteWorld Visit Guide (formerly Insecula)

Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur (in German)  
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Francis Picabia at CGFA

Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

El Poder de la Palabra (The Power of the Word) (in Spanish)  

New York Public Library Digital Gallery

Olga's Gallery

USC Annenberg School for Communication

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Miscellaneous Sites:
Kubisme (Cubism) (in Dutch)  

s u r r e a l i s t . c o m
A little solitude amidst the suns (A picture painted to tell not to prove)

The Modernist Journals Project
(Click "Retrieve Images" to see artworks)

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Francis Picabia  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia
Biographical info

Art + Auction Magazine
Artist Dossier -- "Although Picabia never abandoned the most traditional of mediums, painting, he complicated his canvases - and his market - with Dada flair"

Frieze Magazine
"The Good The Bad and The Ugly -- Porn, photography and Picabia's late paintings"

Frieze Magazine
Review (from issue 30): Francis Picabia

The Guardian Newspaper, UK
Essay on Portrait of a Doctor, 1935-36

"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
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Francis Picabia: Accommodations of Desire

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Francis Picabia: The Late Works 1933-1953


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