Prostitution universelle (Universal Prostitution) Artist: Francis Picabia (French, 1879–1953)


Black ink, tempera, and metallic paint on cardboard


74.5 × 94.2 cm (29 5/16 × 37 1/16 in.)
framed: 76.2 × 95.89 cm (30 × 37 3/4 in.)

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Gift of Collection Société Anonyme

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20th century


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Gift of Marcel Duchamp, 1924

  • Tracy Fitzpatrick, When Modern Was Conntemporary: The Roy R. Neuberger Collection, exh. cat. (Purchase, N.Y.: Neuberger Museum of Art, 2014), 185, fig. 1.
  • Christopher Butler, Modernism: A Very Short Introduction (New York: Oxford University Press, 2010), 29, fig. 6.
  • Ruth L. Bohan et al., The Société Anonyme: Modernism for America, ed. Jennifer Gross, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2006), 181, ill.

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