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Artist: Joan Miró, Spanish, 1893–1983

Le renversement (Somersault)


Oil, graphite, charcoal, and tempera on canvas board

92.4 x 72.8 cm (36 3/8 x 28 11/16 in.) framed: 95.41 x 76.2 x 4.29 cm (37 9/16 x 30 x 1 11/16 in.)
Gift of Collection Société Anonyme
20th century
On view

James Johnson Sweeney, Joan Miró, exh. cat. (New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1941), 28–29.

Collection of the Société Anonyme: Museum of Modern Art 1920 (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1950), 108-09, ill.

Harold Rosenberg, “Fertile Fields,” New Yorker (December 23, 1972): 61–64.

Joan Miró, exh. cat. (New York: Acquavella Galleries, Inc., 1972), no. 10.

Ruth L. Bohan, The Société Anonyme’s Brooklyn Exhibition: Katherine Dreier and Modernism in America (Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan Research Press, 1982), 150, fig. 10.

Robert L. Herbert, Eleanor S. Apter, and Elise K. Kenney, The Société Anonyme and the Dreier Bequest at Yale University: A Catalogue Raisonné (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1984), 462, no. 470, ill.

Elan Vital oder das Auge des Eros, exh. cat. (Munich: Haus der Kunst, 1994), 563, no. 438.

Ruth L. Bohan et al., The Société Anonyme: Modernism for America, ed. Jennifer Gross, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2006), 179, 199, ill.

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