Study for "New York Interpreted: The Bridge"

1917 or 1917-1922

Joseph Stella, American, b. Muro Lucano, Italy, 1877–1946

Watercolor and pencil on paper, 24 × 18 in. (61 × 45.7 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, 1985

Accession Number: 85.22

Harry Salpeter Gallery, New York
Private Collection, by 1963
Downtown Gallery, New York, by 1966
Edith Gregor Halpert, New York
Sotheby Parke-Bernet, Inc., New York, Sale no. 3484, Highly Important 19th and 20th Century American Paintings, Drawings, Watercolors and Sculpture from the Estate of the late Edith Gregor Halpert (The Downtown Gallery) 14-15 March 1973, lot no. 33, ill.
Private Collection, 1973-1974
Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington D.C. (Stolen Art Recovery Program/Forfeiture Division), 1974-1985
Gift of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, 29 October 1985

Exhibition History:
WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, New York. "Joseph Stella," 4 November-8 December 1963, no. 43.
DOWNTOWN GALLERY, New York. Group Show, November 1966.
UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO ART MUSEUM, Albuquerque. "Cubism: Its Impact in the USA 1910-1930," 10 February-19 March 1967, fig. 58, p. 55. Tour: MARION KOOGLER MCNAY ART INSTITUTE, San Antonio, 9 April-7 May 1967; SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, 17 May-25 June 1967; LOS ANGELES MUNICIPAL ART GALLERY, 1-21 August.
DOWNTOWN GALLERY, New York. Group Show, November 1967.
DOWNTOWN GALLERY, New York. 43rd Anniversary Exhibition, September 1968.
AMON CARTER MUSEUM, Fort Worth. "Visual Poetry: The Drawings of Joseph Stella," 23 February-22 April 1990, fig. 97; pp. 96, 101. Tour: MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, Boston, 19 May-22 July 1990; NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, 7 September-12 November.
WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, New York. "Joseph Stella," 22 April-9 September 1994, no. 113.
GEORGIA O'KEEFFE MUSEUM, Santa Fe. "Views of the City," 14 November 2000-14 March 2001.
GALLERIA CIVICA D'ARTE MODERNA E CONTEMPORANEA, Torino, Italy. "Metropolis: The City as Imagined by the Avant-Gardes 1910-1920," 3 February-4 June 2006, no. 94, ill. p. 125.
JEWISH MUSEUM, New York. "Edith Halpert and the Rise of American Art," 18 October 2019-9 February 2020, color ill. p. 194.

Published References:
JAFFE, IRMA B. Joseph Stella (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1970), ill. p. 70; p. 186.
BAUR, JOHN I.H. Joseph Stella (New York: Praeger, 1971), fig. 65.
GELB, LISA SERENE. "Personalities: End Notes," Washington Post (26 April 1986), p. C3.
Press Release, U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Washington DC (28 April 1986).
CSONGOS, FRANK T. "Stolen Stella Painting Turned Over to Museum," Washington DC, United Press International (28 April 1986).
CONCONI, CHUCK. "Personalities," Washington Post (29 April 1986), p. C3.
"Hirshhorn Gets FBI's Stolen Painting," Washington Post (29 April 1986), p. C9.
KESSLER, PAMELA. "The Bridge Thus Far," Washington Post (13 March 1987).
RICHARD, PAUL. "Beckoning Bridges: An Array of Images at the Hirshhorn," (15 March 1987), p. F4-F5, ill.
ANDRE RAFFRAY, artist's project. Represented by Achim Moeller, New York.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Early American Modernism