Giacomo Balla. Speeding Automobile. 1912

Giacomo Balla

Speeding Automobile


Oil on wood
21 7/8 x 27 1/8" (55.6 x 68.9 cm)
Object number
© 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SIAE, Rome
Painting and Sculpture
This work is not on view.
Giacomo Balla has 11 works online.
There are 2,314 paintings online.
This work is included in the Provenance Research Project, which investigates the ownership history of works in MoMA's collection.
1912 - 1948, Giacomo Balla, Rome.
May 1948, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, purchased through Laurance P. Roberts (Director of the American Academy, Rome) from the artist.

If you have any questions or information to provide about the listed works, please email or write to:

Provenance Research Project
The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street
New York, NY 10019

Licensing of MoMA images and videos is handled by Art Resource (North America) and Scala Archives (all other geographic locations). All requests should be addressed directly to those agencies, which supply high-resolution digital image files provided to them directly by the Museum.

Requests for permission to reprint text from MoMA publications should be addressed to

This record is a work in progress. If you have additional information or spotted an error, please send feedback to