Women of Algiers, Version "I"

Women of Algiers, Version "I"
Artist:
Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973)
Date:
January 25, 1955
Medium:
Oil on canvas 
Dimensions:
38-1/8 x 51-1/8 in. (96.8 x 129.9 cm) 
Credit Line:
Norton Simon Art Foundation 
Accession Number:
M.1986.3.P 
Copyright:
© 2016 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York Reproduction, including downloading of ARS works is prohibited by copyright laws and international conventions without the express written permission of Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York 
Not on View
Description

The 1950s saw Picasso at work on a monumental group of paintings, each one a variation of Delacroix' "Women of Algiers." While painting this series, Picasso said to his dealer Kahnweiler, "I wonder what Delacroix would say if he saw these paintings." Assured that he would probably understand, Picasso continued, "Yes, I think so. I'll tell him: You thought of Rubens and you made Delacroix. And I, thinking of you, I'm making something else."

Provenance:

[Paul Rosenberg, Paris].
Frua dei Angeli, Italy.
[Galerie Beyeler, Basel, sold 1973 to];
The Norton Simon Foundation, transferred 1986 to;
Norton Simon Art Foundation.

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