Modern and Contemporary Art
Man and Woman
Joan Miró, Spanish, 1893 - 1983
Oil on canvas© Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris
39 3/8 x 31 13/16 inches (100 x 80.8 cm)
* Gallery 48, Modern and Contemporary Art, ground floor
1950-134-142The Louise and Walter Arensberg Collection, 1950
Lederlin Collection, Paris, by 1934; sold to Louise and Walter C. Arensberg, Los Angeles, through Marcel Duchamp as agent, 1934 ; gift to PMA, 1950.
1. The date and former owner are provided by Duchamp's provenance notes, with letter to the Arensbergs of 27 October 1951 (PMA, Arensberg Archives). Galerie Charpentier in Paris held a sale of modern paintings from the collection of a Mme. Lederlin, Paris, on March 22-23, 1933, presumably the same collector (this work is not included in the catalogue). A (presumably different) Miró painting by the same title, lent by Pierre Matisse Gallery to the 1935 Miró exhibition organized by Howard Putzel at the Stanley Rose Gallery, was mentioned in a letter from Putzel to Matisse of 2 November 1935, in which the Arensbergs are said to be interested in buying it (Pierre Matisse Gallery Archives, Morgan Library, NY, Box 85, file 67).
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