The Corset

APRIL, 1954

Richard Lindner, American, b. Hamburg, Germany, 1901–1978

Pencil, watercolor, and crayon on paper, 27 1/2 X 22 1/2 IN. (72.4 X 57.1 CM.)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Accession Number: 66.3085

Provenance:
The artist
Cordier & Warren Gallery, New York, to 20 May 1961
Mrs. Henry Epstein, New York, from 20 May 1961
Harold Diamond, New York, to 8 October 1964
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 8 October 1964-17 May 1966
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
*This work has incorrectly been noted in several publications as being from the B.C. Holland Gallery, Chicago. That gallery owned a so-called "study" for The Corset (then known as Woman in Corset) from 1957-- a pen and watercolor work on paper, measuring 13 3/4x8 1/8 inches. The HMSG watercolor is clearly inscribed and dated in the LR corner. Based on size and the inscription, the work reproduced in the German exhibition catalog Richard Lindner (1968-69), and the books by Rolf-Gunter Dienst (1970) and Hilton Kramer (1975) was in fact The Corset, already in the HMSG collection, not the "study" belonging to B.C. Holland Gallery. ALM

Exhibition History:
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institutution, Washington, D.C. Richard Lindner: Paintings and Watercolors 1948-1977, 17 October 1996-12 January 1997, no. 14, P. 54. TOUR: Haus der Kunst, Munich, 14 February-28 April 1997.
FUNDACION JUAN MARCH, Madrid. Richard Lindner, 2 October-20 December 1998, no. 30, P. 73. TOUR: IVAM Centre Julio Gonzalez, Valencia, 7 January - 14 March 1999.

Published References:
ASHTON, DORE. Richard Lindner (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1969) pl. 50.
UNSIGNED. "Materialen zu einem Oeuvre-Verzeichnis," in Richard Lindner (Stadtisches Museum Schloss Morsbroich Leverkusen and Baden-Baden: Staatliche Kunsthalle, 1968) no. 24. (Incorrectly noted as from collection of B.C. Holland Gallery, Chicago, see provenance).
UNSIGNED. "Materialen zu einem Oeuvre-Verzeichnis," in Richard Lindner (Hannover: Kestner-Gesellschaft and Berlin: Haus am Waldsee, 1968) no. 24, p. 28. (Incorrectly noted as from collection of B.C. Holland Gallery, Chicago, see provenance).
DIENST, ROLF-GUNTER. Werner Spies, ed. Lindner: Kunst heute 13 (Stuttgart, 1970) p. 57, ill. p. 2. (Incorrectly noted as from collection of B.C. Holland Gallery, Chicago, see provenance).
KRAMER, HILTON. Richard Lindner (Berlin, 1975), ill. p. 19. (Incorrectly noted as from collection of B.C. Holland Gallery, Chicago, see provenance).
CARRION, ALEJANDRO. "Richard Lindner and the Colors of Cruelty," Americas 32 (April 1980) ill. p. 21.
UNSIGNED. "Richard Lindner: Paintings & Watercolors at Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution," Journal of Print World (Fall 1996) p. 35.
UNSIGNED. "Museums," The InTowner (December 1996) p. 18.
NAVES, MARIO. "Richard Lindner: a New Yorker in Washington," The New Criterion 15/5 (January 1997) p. 47-49.
ZILCZER, JUDITH. "Richard Lindner's Symbolic Universe," American Art Review IX/1 (1997) p. 104-109, ill. p. 106.
SPIES, WERNER and CLAUDIA LOYALL. Richard Lindner: Catalogue Raisonne of Paintings, Watercolors and Drawings (New York: Prestel, 1999) no. 130, p. 119, colorpl. p. 103.

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