Inscribed verso: Alice Rahon / Mexico 48 / “autoretrato con autobiografia”
73.6 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22 in.)
Wirt D. Walker Endowment, Major Acquisitions Centennial, Luella Thomas, Samuel A. Marx, Simeon B. Williams Endowment, and Maurice D. Gelleher funds
Extended information about this artwork
Christie’s New York, Latin American Sale, sale cat. (Christie’s, June 1, 2007), p. 324, lot. 273 (color ill.).
Museo de Arte Moderno, Alice Rahon: Una surrealista en México (1939-1987), exh. cat. (Museo de Arte Moderno; CONACULTA, 2009), p. 155 (color ill.).
Ilene Susan Fort, Tere Arcq, and Terri Geis, eds., In Wonderland: The Surrealist Adventures of Women Artists in Mexico and the United States (Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Museo de Arte Moderno; Del Monico Books Pretsel, 2012), p. 130, cat. 121 (color ill.).
Tere Arcq and Andreas Neufert, “Alice Rahon y Wolfgang Paalen: una vision mítica compartida,” in Codo a codo: parejas de artistas en México, ed. Dina Comisarenco Mirkin (Universidad Iberoamericana, 2013), p. 259-60.
Tere Arcq, Alice Rahon: Poetic Invocations, exh. cat. (Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, 2019), pp. 10-11 (color ill.); 63.
Mexico City, Museo de Arte Moderno, Alice Rahon: Una surrealista en México (1939-1987), Apr. 9–Sept. 27, 2009, no cat. no.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, In Wonderland: The Surrealist Adventures of Women Artists in Mexico and the United States, Jan. 29–May 6, 2012, cat. 121; Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec, June 7–Sept. 3, 2012; Mexico City, Museo de Arte Moderno, Sept. 27, 2012–Jan. 13, 2013.
Paris, Grand Palais, México 1900-1950: Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, José Clemente Orozco and the Avant-Garde, Oct. 5, 2016–Jan. 23, 2017; Dallas Museum of Art, Mar. 12–Jul. 16, 2017.
Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, Alice Rahon: Poetic Invocations, Nov. 26, 2019–Mar. 29, 2020 (exhibition closed Mar. 14 due to the Covid-19 pandemic), no cat. no.
Luis Carral, Mexico City [this and the following according to Gallery Wendi Norris, fact sheet in curatorial file]. Galería Librería Sloane-Racotta, Mexico City. Reyna Henaine, Mexico City, by 2007 [Christie’s New York, June 1, 2007, p. 324]; sold through Christie’s New York, June 1, 2007, lot 273, to Hector Fanghanel (1952–2019), Mexico City; by descent to the Fiord Trust, Mexico City; sold through Gallery Wendi Norris, San Francisco, to the Art Institute of Chicago, September 15, 2020.
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