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Francis Picabia. A Retrospective

Kunsthaus Zürich


This ground-breaking exhibition is part of events to mark the 100th anniversary of the Dada movement, which came into being in Zurich. The retrospective explores the historical sweep of Picabia’s (1879–1953) provocative career – from his early successes as an Impressionist painter and his essential contribution to Dada, via his controversial pin-up girls and through to his abstract works created after the Second World War. Read more.

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Drinking Straws and Toothpicks

Drinking Straws and Toothpicks (1923–25), Francis Picabia. Kunsthaus Zürich, Vereinigung Zürcher Kunstfreunde © 2016 ProLitteris, Zurich

Effect of Sunlight on the Banks of the Loing, Moret

Effect of Sunlight on the Banks of the Loing, Moret (1915), Francis Picabia. Philadelphia Museum of Art. The Gertrude Schemm Binder Collection, 1951 © 2016 ProLitteris, Zürich

Jean Börlin and Edith von Bonsdorff in «Relâche»

Jean Börlin and Edith von Bonsdorff in «Relâche» (1925), Francis Picabia. Dansmuseet ­ Museum Rolf de Maré, Stockholm © 2016 ProLitteris, Zurich

Udnie (Young American Girl; Dance)

Udnie (Young American Girl; Dance) (1913), Francis Picabia. Centre Pompidou, Musée national d‘art moderne ­ Centre de création industrielle, Paris. Purchased by the State, 1948 © 2016 ProLitteris, Zurich

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