Head of a Woman

1923

Antoine Pevsner, French, b. Orel, Russia, 1886–1962

Nitrocellulose plastic on plastic-laminated wood panel, 14 3/8 X 9 1/4 X 4 5/8 IN. (36.3 X 23.4 X 11.7 CM.)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1972

Accession Number: 72.231

Provenance:
Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris
André Lefèvre, Paris
Hôtel Drouot, Paris, Sale, Collection André Lefèvre, 24 November 1967, no. 73, ill. (as Le Clown)
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 24 November 1967-6 March 1972
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1972

Exhibition History:
MUSÉE NATIONAL D'ART MODERNE, Paris. "Antoine Pevsner," 21 December 1956-10 March 1957, no. 17 (collection A. Lefèvre)
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975.

Published References:
MASSAT, RENÉ. Antoine Pevsner et le Constructivisme (Paris: Caractères, 1956), ill. 4.
PEISSI, PIERRE, and CAROLA GIEDION-WELCKER. Antoine Pevsner trans. Haakon Chevalier (Neuchâtel, Switzerland: Éditions du Griffon, 1961), ill. no. 38, p. 148.
PEVSNER, ALEXEI. A Biographical Sketch of My Brothers Naum Gabo and Antoine Pevsner trans. Michael Scammell and William Burke (Amsterdam: Augustin & Schoonman, 1964), p. 53, ill. p. 48.
READ, HERBERT. A Concise History of Modern Sculpture (New York: Praeger, 1964), no. 100, p. 109, ill. p. 98.
SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION. Joseph H. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, 1968 Annual Report (Washington, DC, 1969), p. 220.
ZANINI, WALTER. Tendências da escultura moderna (São Paulo: Cultrix, 1971), ill. p. 225.
LERNER, ABRAM, et al. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1974), p. 732, colorplate, fig. 389, p. 278.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection