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Pablo Picasso. Glass of Absinthe. Paris, spring 1914

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Glass of Absinthe

Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973)

Paris, spring 1914
Painted bronze with absinthe spoon
8 1/2 x 6 1/2 x 3 3/8" (21.6 x 16.4 x 8.5 cm), diameter at base 2 1/2" (6.4 cm)
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Gift of Louise Reinhardt Smith
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Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler (1884-1979), Paris, 1914 [1]; seized during the war by the French government as enemy property and sold through Hôtel Drouot, Paris, June 13-14, 1921 [2]. Fine Arts Associates (Otto and Ilse Gerson), New York [3]; sold to Louise Reinhardt Smith, New York, October 1956 [4]; acquired by The Museum of Modern Art, New York, November 1956 (Gift of Louise Reinhardt Smith).
[1] Label inside base of sculpture: “Galerie KAHNWEILER/1984/28, Rue Vignon, PARIS.” Pierre Daix, Picasso: The Cubist Years, Boston: New York Graphic Society, 1979, no. 756.
[2] Tableaux, gouaches, & dessins, sculptures, faïences décorées, art nègre, éditions de luxe. [1st sale of Kahnweiler collection]. Paris: Hôtel Drouot, June 13-14, 1921, no. 139 (multiple lot).
[3] Included in the exhibition Rodin to Lipchitz, Part II, Fine Arts Associates, New York, October 9-November 3, 1956, no.47
[4] Collection files, Department of Painting and Sculpture, The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

[Le Verre d'absinthe]

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