Head of a Clown


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

Oil and resin on canvas mounted on wood, 23 1/8 X 14 3/8 in. (58.7 X 36.3 cm.) IN ARTIST'S FRAME: 24 X 15 1/2 IN. (61.0 X 38.2 CM.)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, The Joseph H. Hirshhorn Bequest, 1981

Accession Number: 86.3601

Galerie Percier, Paris, by 1924 (gallery owned by Andre Lefevre)
Hotel Drouot, Paris, Sale, Collection Andre Lefevre, 24 November 1967
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York and Washington DC, 24 November 1967-31 August 1981 (through Galerie Claude Bernard, Paris)
Estate of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1981-1986
Joseph H. Hirshhorn Bequest, 1981

Exhibition History:
GALERIE PERCIER, Paris. "Gabo et Pevsner," 19 June-5 July 1924, no. 5.
MUSEE NATIONAL D'ART MODERNE DE PARIS. "Antoine Pevsner," 21 December 1856-10 March 1957, cat. no. 6, no ill. (coll. A Lefevre).

Published References:
MASSAT, RENE. Antoine Pevsner et le Constructivisme (Paris: Caracteres, 1956), ill.
PEISSI, PIERRE and CAROLA GIEDION-WELCKER. Antoine Pevsner (Neuchatel, Switzerland: Editions du Griffon, 1961), no. 12, ill. (Collection Andre Lefevre, Paris)
PEVSNER, ALEXEI. A Biographical Sketch of My Brothers Naum Gabo and Antoine Pevsner (Amsterdam: Augustin and Schoonman, 1964), appendix no. 12.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection

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