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Harlequin

Public Domain

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Public Domain

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

Public Domain

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

Public Domain

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Julio González

Spanish, 1876-1942

Harlequin, ca. 1930 (cast executed posthumously from original welded iron)

bronze

overall: 16 1/2 x 12 x 11 inches (41.91 x 30.48 x 27.94 cm)

Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

George B. and Jenny R. Mathews Fund, 1972

1972:3

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Inscriptions

inscription / back, left / E.A. Gonzalez ©
signature / front, right / J.G.
stamp / back, left / cire/Valsuani/perdue

Provenance

estate of the artist;
Saidenberg Gallery, New York;
David Mirvish Gallery, Toronto;
purchased from Mirvish Gallery by the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 1972

Class

Sculpture

Work Type

Cast (sculpture)

This information may change due to ongoing research. Glossary of Terms

When Julio González moved from Barcelona to Paris in 1900, he developed a close friendship with Pablo Picasso. However, after his brother passed away in 1908, González withdrew from the social circle and abandoned art-making altogether. Around 1926 the artist began creating again, and from 1928 to 1931 he helped Picasso execute a series of welded iron sculptures. All the while, his own work was becoming increasingly abstract. Harlequin is González’s interpretation of drawing in space. Given his close working relationship with Picasso, he was no doubt influenced by the artist’s late Cubist style.

Label from Picasso: The Artist and His Models, November 5, 2016–February 19, 2017

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