A Hidden Picasso
09.14.2004 - 01.16.2005
A Hidden Picasso is an unusual exhibition held to mark the 20th Congress of the International Institute for the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works. A highlight of the Congress will be the presentation of the results of a research project into two works done by Picasso in 1900. During research on the painting Rue de Montmartre in the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, x-rays revealed underneath a preliminary sketch of a Parisian nightclub bearing a surprising resemblance to Le Moulin de la Galette now in the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York.
Le Moulin de la Galette, Paris, autumn 1900
Oil on canvas
88,2 x 115,5 cm.
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Thannhauser Collection, Gift, Justin K. Thannhauser