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

Installation view


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