Au Lapin Agile

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At the Lapin Agile
Au Lapin Agile
Pablo Picasso, 1905, Au Lapin Agile (At the Lapin Agile), oil on canvas, 99.1 x 100.3 cm, Metropolitan Museum of Art.jpg
ArtistPablo Picasso Edit this on Wikidata
Year1905
MediumOil on canvas
Dimensions99.1 cm (39.0 in) × 100.3 cm (39.5 in)
LocationMetropolitan Museum of Art
Accession No.1992.391 Edit this on Wikidata
IdentifiersThe Met object ID: 486162
Websitewww.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/486162

Au Lapin Agile is a 1905 painting by Pablo Picasso. The harlequin is a self-portrait of the artist. The woman represents his lover Germaine Pichot, formerly the obsession of Carlos Casagemas, a friend of Picasso who committed suicide in 1901 because of an unreturned love for Pichot.[1] In 1907 Pichot appeared as one of the models in Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon.[2]

Ownership history[edit]

Frédéric Gérard (depicted in the painting playing the guitar) commissioned the painting and exhibited it at its namesake Montmartre cabaret, the Au Lapin Agile, from 1905 to 1912.[3]

On November 27, 1989, Walter H. Annenberg bought the painting at auction from the Joan Whitney Payson family for $40.7 million. He gave the painting to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.[3][2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ The Guardian, Jonathan Jones, The Three Dancers, Pablo Picasso (1925)
  2. ^ a b Tully, Judd (November 16, 1989). "$40.7 Million For Picasso Work; $269 Million Sale at Sotheby's". The Washington Post. via HighBeam Research. Retrieved 9 May 2012. (subscription required)
  3. ^ a b "At the Lapin Agile". The Metropolitan Museum of Art.