Head (unfinished)

(1911-1912)

Amedeo Modigliani, Italian, b. Livorno, 1884–1920

Stone, 19 5/8 x 7 1/4 x 9 in. (49.5 x 18.4 x 22.8 cm) on base: 6 x 9 x 9 in. (15.2 x 22.8 x 22.9 cm) [no longer in use]

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

Accession Number: 66.3582

Provenance:
G. Hyordey, Paris, by 1951 (as documented in Descargues)
Curt Valentin Gallery, New York, 1953 to May 1955
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, May 1955-17 May 1966
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Exhibition History:
CURT VALENTIN GALLERY, New York. "Sculpture and Sculptors Drawings," 22 December 1953-24 January 1954, no. 45.
DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS. "Sculpture in Our Time: Collected by Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 5 May-23 August 1959, no. 166, ill. p. 77. TOUR: MILWAUKEE ART CENTER, 10 September-11 October; WALKER ART CENTER, Minneapolis, 25 October-6 December; WILLIAM ROCKHILL NELSON GALLERY OF ART, Kansas City, Missouri, 20 December-31 January 1960; MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, Houston,1-27 March; LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF HISTORY, SCIENCE AND ART,11 April-15 May; M. H. DE YOUNG MEMORIAL MUSEUM, San Francisco, 29 May-10 July; COLORADO SPRINGS FINE ARTS CENTER, Colorado, 24 July-4 September; ART GALLERY OF TORONTO, 30 September-31 October.
SOLOMON R. GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM, New York. "Modern Sculpture from The Joseph H. Hirshhorn Collection," 3 October 1962-6 January 1963, no. 307, ill. p. 83.
MARLBOROUGH-GERSON GALLERY, New York. "A Tribute to Curt Valentin," November-December 1963, no. 53, ill. p. 43.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975.
MUSEO PROGRESSIVO D'ARTE CONTEMPORANEA, Livorno, Italy. "Design and Sculpture of Amedeo Modigliani," 30 June-9 September 1984. Catalog by Museo Progressivo d'Arte Contemporanea, Arnoldo Mondadori, ed., no. 4, ill. p. 79.
JEWISH MUSEUM, New York. "Gardens and Ghettos: The Art of Jewish Life in Italy," 15 September 1989-1 February 1990.
KUNSTAMMLUNG NORDRHEIN-WESTFALEN, Dusseldorf, Germany. "Amedeo Modigliani," 19 January-1 April 1991. TOUR: KUNSTHAUS ZURICH, Switzerland. 26 April-7 July 1991.
MUSEUM LUDWIG, Cologne, Germany. "Modigliani: The Collection of Dr. Paul Alexandre," 16 April 1994-7 October 1994.
MONTREAL MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, Quebec. "The Unknown Modigliani:The Collection of Dr. Paul Alexandre," 1 February 1996-28 April 1996.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC. "The Collection in Context: Paul Gauguin's "Hina with Two Attendants," 20 November 1996-7 May 1997.
MUSEO D'ARTE MODERNA, Lugano, Switzerland. "Amedeo Modigliani," 28 March-27 June 1999, pl. 3.
MUSEUM LUDWIG, Cologne, Germany. "Art Worlds in Dialogue," 5 November 1999-19 March 2000, no. 67, colorpl.
ALBRIGHT-KNOX ART GALLERY, Buffalo, New York. "Modigliani & the Artists of Montparnasse," 18 October 2002-12 January 2003. TOUR: KIMBELL ART MUSEUM, Fort Worth, 8 February-25 May 2003; LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART, 28 June-28 September 2003.
JEWISH MUSEUM, New York. "Modigliani," 21 May - 19 September 2004, catalog ed. by Mason Klein, pl. 12, ill. p. 97. TOUR: ART GALLERY OF ONTARIO, Toronto, 23 October 2004-23 January 2005; PHILLIPS COLLECTION, Washington, DC, 19 February-29 May 2005.
MUSEUM OF MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART OF TRENTO AND ROVERETO, Italy. "Modigliani the Sculptor," 18 December 2010-13 March 2011.

Published References:
DESCARGUES, PIERRE. Amedeo Modigliani (Paris: Braun et cie, 1951), pl. 13 (as collection of G. Hyordey).
DI SAN LAZARRO, GUALTIERI. Modigliani (Paris: Éditions du Chêne, 1953), ill. p. 4.
(Milwaukee Journal, 13 September 1959.)
WERNER, ALFRED. Modigliani the Sculptor (New York: Arts, 1962), p. XXXI, pl. 41.
CERONI, AMBROGIO. Amedeo Modigliani (Milan:Edizioni del Milione, 1965), pp. 23-24, no. 7, pl. 43.
ELSEN, ALBERT E. Origins of Modern Sculpture: Pioneers and Premises (New York: Braziller, 1974), no. 141, p. 123, ill. p. 124.
LERNER, ABRAM. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Abrams, 1974), p. 723, ill. p. 200.
COURTHION, PIERRE. "Le plus Grand Musée de Sculpture du Monde: La Collection Hirshhorn," XX iéme siècle (December, 1975), p. 31, no. 45.
DIEHL, GASTON. Modigliani (New York: Crown Publishers, 1977), ill. p. 23.
LE NORMAND-ROMAIN, ANTOINETTE, et al. Sculpture: the Adventure of Modern
Sculpture in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries (Geneva : Skira ; New York : Rizzoli, 1986).
SCHUSTER, BERNARD. Modigliani: A Study of his Sculpture (Jacksonville, FL : NAMEGA 1986, published for Bibliothèque Modigliani Centennial Edition by Bernard Schuster), p. 41, pl. VI.
RICHARD, PAUL. "Gauguin's Fantasy Island," Washington Post (29 November 1996), C1-2.

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