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Inscription

lower right in metallic paint: Picabia; across top in metallic paint: MACHINE TOURNEZ VITE; lower left in metallic paint: 1 FEMME / 2 HOMME

Provenance

Galleria Schwarz, Milan; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Shore, New York; Frank Kolodny, Princeton, New Jersey; (Steven Mazoh); purchased by NGA, 1989.

Exhibition History
1996
Making Mischief: Dada Invades New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1996, p. 292 (unnumbered exhibition list).
2001
A Century of Drawing, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2001-2002, no. 34.
2002
"Francis Picabia, Singulier idéal", Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, 2002-2003, 180-181.
2005
Dada, Musée national d'art moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; National Gallery of Art, Washington; The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2005 - 2006, no. 368.
Bibliography
1967
Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Picabia. Eindhoven, 1967: no. 18.
1970
Camfield, William. Picabia. New York, Guggenheim Museum, 1970: no. 50.
1976
Martin, Jean-Hubert. Picabia. Paris, Centre National d'Art et de Culture, Georges Pompidou, 1976: no. 62.
1983
Stadtische Kunsthalle Dusseldorf, Picabia. Cologne, DuMont Buchverlag, 1983: no. 27.
1996
Naumann, Francis M. Making Mischief: Dada Invades New York. New York, 1996: p. 19, 62, 232, 282-283.
1997
Hughes, Robert. "Days of Antic Weirdness." Time (January 27, 1997): color repro.
2001
A Century of Drawing. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2001-2002: no. 34.