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Caryatid, (1939)

André Masson, French, b. Balagny–sur–Thérain, 1896–1987

Colored sand, seashells, and seaweed on wood, 13 7/8 x 7 1/4 in. (35.2 x 18.3 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 1979

Accession Number: 79.199

Provenance:
Galerie Simon/Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris by 1940 to at least 1961
Saidenberg Gallery, New York, to 14 June 1968
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York and Washington, DC, 14 June 1968-1979
Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 1979

Exhibition History:
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, New York. "The Art of Assemblage," 2 October-12 November 1961, cat. by William C. Seitz, ill. p. 62. TOUR: DALLAS MUSEUM FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTS, 9 January-11 February 1962; SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF ART, 5 March-15 April.
[HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Small Paintings," 1980].
ACADEMY OF FRANCE IN ROME. "Hommage a Andre Masson," 15 December 1989-15 February 1990.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Over, Under, Next: Experiments in Mixed Media, 1913-Present," 18 April-8 September 2013, no cat.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Marvelous Objects: Surrealist Sculpture from Paris to New York," 29 October 2015-15 February 2016, p. 186.

Published References:
TUCK, LON. "More Art on the Mall," Washington Post (6 July 1979), pp. E1, E3.
See file for further info.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Surrealism (European)