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Modern and Contemporary Art
Artist: Juan Gris, Spanish, 1887–1927

Newspaper and Fruit Dish


Oil on canvas

framed: 37 15/16 × 25 1/4 × 1 3/4 in. (96.4 × 64.1 × 4.4 cm)
Gift of Collection Société Anonyme
Not on view
20th century

Leonce Rosenberg, Paris; Collection of the Societe Anonymne, New York (bought from Leonce Rosenberg in 1927).


George Heard Hamilton, “The Exhibition of the Collection of the Societe Anonyme: The Museum of Modern Art, 1920,” Bulletin of the Associates in Fine Arts at Yale University 10, no. 3 (December 1941): 3, 5, ill.

Daniel Henry Kahnweiler, Juan Gris: His Life and Work (New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1947), fig. 27.

Katherine S. Dreier, James Johnson Sweeney, and Naum Gabo, Three Lectures on Modern Art (New York: Philosophical Library, 1949), 53, ill.

Collection of the Société Anonyme: Museum of Modern Art 1920 (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1950), 59-60, ill.

Francoise Forster-Hahn, French and School of Paris Paintings in the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1968), 13.

Angelica A. Rudenstine, The Guggenheim Museum Collection: Paintings 1880–1945, 2 vols. (New York: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1976), 189–91, ill.

Douglas Cooper and Margaret Potter, Juan Gris: catalogue raisonne de l’oeuvre peint etabli, 2 vols. (Paris: John Berggruen Gallery, 1977), fig. 162.

Ruth L. Bohan, The Société Anonyme’s Brooklyn Exhibition: Katherine Dreier and Modernism in America (Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan Research Press, 1982), 141, fig. 9.

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), 315, no. 315, ill.

Ruth L. Bohan et al., The Société Anonyme: Modernism for America, ed. Jennifer Gross, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2006), 160, 175, fig. 6.

Richard Meyer, “ ‘Big, Middle-Class Modernism’,” October 131 (Winter 2010): 71–72, ill.

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