Liubov Popova Objects from a Dyer's Shop 1914

  • MoMA, Floor 5, 503 The Alfred H. Barr, Jr. Galleries

A key member of the Russian avant-garde, Popova worked primarily in Moscow but traveled to Paris in 1912–13 and again briefly in 1914. There, she studied at the Académie de La Palette and discovered Cubism and Futurism, which profoundly impacted her work. With its many planes and still life subject, Objects from a Dyer’s Shop bears the traces of Popova’s exploration of the new visual idioms that gripped artists and critics at the Parisian Salon d’Automne and Salon des Indépendants. The composition features the Moscow newspaper Early Morning, gloves, plumes, colorful textiles, and a tassel.

Gallery label from 2024
Oil on canvas
27 3/4 x 35" (71 x 89 cm)
The Riklis Collection of McCrory Corporation
Object number
Painting and Sculpture

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[Pavel Sergeevich Popov (the artist’s brother), or his stepson]
[George D. Costakis (1912-1990), Moscow. Likely purchased from the above, after 1946]
[Marshall A. and Doris Crowe, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Acquired from George Costakis in Moscow, by 1959]
Leonard Hutton Galleries, New York. 1968
The Riklis Collection of McCrory Corporation. By 1977
The Museum of Modern Art, New York. The Riklis Collection of McCrory Corporation, 1983

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