Francis Picabia (French, 1879 - 1953)

Francis Picabia

French | 1879 - 1953

Francis Picabia was a French Impressionist & Modern painter who was born in 1879. Their work is currently being shown at multiple venues like Musée Picasso Paris. Numerous key galleries and museums such as PalaisPopulaire by Deutsche Bank have featured Francis Picabia's work in the past.Francis Picabia's work has been offered at auction multiple times, with realized prices ranging from 13 USD to 10,990,955 USD, depending on the size and medium of the artwork. Since 1998 the record price for this artist at auction is 10,990,955 USD for Pavonia, sold at Sotheby's Paris in 2022. Francis Picabia has been featured in articles for Studio International, Apollo and Art Viewer. The most recent article is The Ghostly Charcoals of Frank Auerbach written for Spectator in March 2024. The artist died in 1953.

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Modern & Post-War Art at Swann May 2
The Ghostly Charcoals of Frank Auerbach
Francis Picabia: Women: Works on Paper 1902-1950


..Hardly any other 20th century artist possesses an œuvre as divergent as that of Picabia...

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Galerie Michael Haas

..Picabia enjoyed this modernist moment, this mash-up of sensuality and austerity, flesh and machine...

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The Art Institute of Chicago

..Picabia remains a hotly debated figure among the great artists of the 20th century, owing to his distinctive eclecticism and persistent, deliberate contradictions...

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Kunsthaus Zürich

..Picabia’s consistent inconsistencies, his appropriative strategies, and his stylistic eclecticism, along with his skeptical attitude, make him especially relevant for contemporary artists, and his career...

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MoMA, The Museum of Modern Art

..Classicizing creations such as de Chirico's enigmatic piazzas, Picasso's postcubist women, Léger's mechanized nudes, and Picabia's "transparencies" made the arts of antiquity modern...

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J. Paul Getty Museum at The Getty Villa

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