Artwork: L’Atelier
Size: 189.8 x 79.7 cm
Medium: Oil on canvas
Creation year: 1955
Marks: Signed ‘Picasso’ (upper left); dated '24.10.55' (on the reverse)
Category: Paintings
Artwork details : Painted in Cannes, 24 October 1955
Provenance: Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris; Saidenberg Gallery, New York (1957 and until at least 1967); Jeffrey H. Loria & Co., Inc., New York; James Goodman Gallery, New York; Galerie Beyeler, Basel (acquired from the previous, 7 November 1980); Art Wave, Tokyo (acquired from the previous, 19 December 1987); Acquired from the previous by the present owner, 1988
Exhibition history: Paris, Galerie Louise Leiris, Picasso: Peintures 1955-1956, February 1957, no. 3 (illustrated); New York, Saidenberg Gallery, Pablo Picasso Paintings, 1954-55-56, September-October 1957, no. 3 (illustrated); New York, The Museum of Modern Art and The Art Institute of Chicago, Picasso: 75th Anniversary Exhibition, May-December 1957, p. 110 (illustrated); Philadelphia Museum of Art, Picasso: A Loan Exhibition of his Paintings, Drawings, Sculpture, Ceramics, Prints and Illustrated Books, January-February 1958, p. 24, no. 256 (illustrated); Tokyo, National Museum of Art; Kyoto, National Museum of Modern Art and Nagoya, Prefectural Museum of Art, Pablo Picasso, May-August 1964, p. 137, no. 61 (illustrated in color, p. 77); Washington, D.C., The Washington Gallery of Modern Art, Picasso since 1945, June-September 1966, p. 61 (illustrated in color, pl. 37); Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Picasso, 1966, no. 46 (illustrated; dated and numbered 23.3.1956 II and with incorrect dimensions); Fort Worth Art Center Museum and Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Picasso, February-March 1967, no. 74 (illustrated); Tokyo, Fuji Television Gallery, Co., Ltd., Pablo Picasso, June 1974, no. 17 (illustrated in color); Museum of Albuquerque, Early Twentieth Century European Masterpainters, June-July 1977, no. 48 (illustrated in color); Forum des Halles de Paris, Patrie des peintres: 150 chefs-d'œuvre de Renoir a' nos jours: un sie'cle d'histoire a' travers les cafe´s artistiques de Montmartre a' Montparnasse, June-July 1978. Basel, Galerie Beyeler, Picasso, 1881-1981, April-July 1981, p. 117, no. 46 (illustrated in color); Vienna, Rathaus Wien, Pablo Picasso, Bilder, Zeichnungen, Plastiken, November 1981-January 1982, no. 58 (illustrated in color); Madrid, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Picasso: las grandes series, March-June 2001, p. 370, no. 16 (illustrated in color, p. 230)

Christie's New York

Date: 2016-11-16
Lot Number: 28B