Still Life

(1951)

Giorgio Morandi, Italian, b. Bologna, 1890–1964

Oil on canvas, 11 1/4 x 19 1/4 in. (28.4 x 48.9 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of the Marion L. Ring Estate, 1987

Accession Number: 87.31

Provenance:
Galleria Fiorentina d'Arte, Italy, to September 1953
Marion and Gustave Ring, Washington, DC, to 29 October 1987
Gift of the Marion L. Ring Estate, 1987

Exhibition History:
SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART. "Giorgio Morandi," 24 September-1 November 1981, no. 40, ill. p. 111. TOUR: SOLOMON R. GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM, New York, 19 November 1981-17 January 1982; DES MOINES ART CENTER, 1 February-14 March.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Insitution, Washington, DC. "Selections from the Collection of Marion and Gustave Ring," 17 October 1985-12 January 1986, no. 37, ill.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Recent Acquisitions, 1986-1988," 15 March-14 May 1989, unpublished checklist, no. 55.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Insitution, Washington, DC. "Comparisons: An Exercise in Looking," 11 December 1990-21 April 1991, no cat., color ill. on cover and b/w on inside of brochure.
CALIFORNIA CENTER FOR THE ARTS MUSEUM, Escondido. "Tabletops: Morandi's Still Lifes to Mapplethorpe's Flower Studies", 21 September 1997-21 January 1998, cat.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Ways of Seeing: John Baldessari Explores the Collection," 26 July 2006-23 September 2007, no cat.
PHILLIPS COLLECTION, Washington, DC. "Morandi: Master of the Modern Still Life," 21 February-24 May 2009.

Published References:
VITALI, LAMBERTO. Morandi: catalogo generale (Milano: Electa, 1983), no. 1366, n.p. (note: first edition published in 1977)
KILIAN, MICHAEL. "Advance and Retreat: Even the Best Painters Stumble on the Path of Artistic Evolution," Chicago Tribune (10 January 1991), sec. 5, p. 12.

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