The Picabia show knocked my socks off

It turns out that until last week I knew little about Frances Picabia.  The survey show at MOMA is an outstanding presentation of an extremely diverse body of work.  Maybe twenty years ago we wouldn't have looked at painter who changed styles so frequently but today his life's work looks like he was ahead of his time.

Frances Picabia, Dances at the Spring 11


Detail, Dances at the Spring 11



Picabia, Physical Culture, 1913, Oil on canvas

detail, Physical Culture



Picabia, Young American Girl; Dance. 

Picabia

detail

detail

Picabia, Machine Without a Name, 1915, Gouache, metallic paint, ink and pencil on board



Installation view

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