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Self-Portrait in Tuxedo

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German (Leipzig, Germany 1884 - 1950 New York, N.Y., USA)
Self-Portrait in Tuxedo, 1927
Original Language Title: Selbstbildnis im Smoking
Painting
German
,
20th century
Oil on canvas
139.5 x 95.5 cm (54 15/16 x 37 5/8 in.)
framed: 151.4 x 105.7 x 4.4 cm (59 5/8 x 41 5/8 x 1 3/4 in.)
Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Association Fund
, BR41.37
Marks
signed: l.r., Beckmann F. 27
Provenance
Julius Meier-Graefe, sold; to National Gallery, Berlin, 1928, confiscated; by the Nazi government, 1937 or 1938. [Buchholz Gallery, Berlin]; [Buchholz Gallery, New York], sold; to Busch-Reisinger Museum, 1941.
Bibliography
Max Beckmann Retrospective Exhibition, exh. cat., City Art Museum of St. Louis (St. Louis, MO, 1948), no. 17, checklist p. 95

Charles Werner Haxthausen, "The Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard: the Germanic Tradition", Apollo (May 1978), vol. 107, no. 195, pp. 403-413, p. 409, repr. p. 406 as fig. 2

Charles Werner Haxthausen, The Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University, Abbeville Press (New York, NY, 1980), pp. 11, 19, repr. p. 19

Kristin A. Mortimer, Harvard University Art Museums: A Guide to the Collections, Harvard University Art Museums/Abbeville Press (Cambridge, MA; New York, NY, 1985), no. 381, p. 318, repr.

Peter Nisbet and Emilie Norris, Busch-Reisinger Museum: History and Holdings, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1991), p. 60, ill.

James Cuno, Harvard's Art Museums: 100 Years of Collecting, Harvard University Art Museums/Harry N. Abrams, Inc. (Cambridge, MA, 1996), pp. 348-349, repr. color

Terry Sullivan, "Multiple Personalities: Self-Portraits in Series by Four Masters", American Art (September 1997), vol. 61, no. 662, p. 35

Tobia Bezzola and Cornelia Homburg, Max Beckmann and Paris: Matisse Picasso Braque Léger Rouault, exh. cat., Taschen (Cologne, Germany, 1998), p. 17, cat. no. 5

Pia Gottschaller, "Max Beckmann: His Painting Materials and Technique", (thesis (certificate in conservation), Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, 1998), Unpublished, pp. 1-33 passim

Görel Cavalli-Björkman, ed., Face to Face: Portraits from Five Centuries, exh. cat., ed. Görel Cavalli-Björkman National Museum Stockholm (Stockholm, 2001), fig. no. 6, p. 30, b/w illus.

Beckmann: Centre Pompidou, exh. cat., Editions du Centre Pompidou (Paris, France, 2002), p. 225 and cover, color ill.

Sean Rainbird, ed., Max Beckmann, exh. cat., ed. Sean Rainbird Museum of Modern Art, New York (New York, 2003), cat. no. 88, p. 156, color ill.

Sean Rainbird, ed., Max Beckmann, exh. cat., ed. Sean Rainbird Tate Modern (London, 2003), cat. no. 88, color ill.

Shearer West, Portraiture, Oxford University Press (NY) and Oxford University Press (UK) (Oxford, 2004), fig. no. 110, b/w illus.

Pinakothek der Moderne, ed., Max Beckmann: Exile in Amsterdam, exh. cat., ed. Pinakothek der Moderne Hatje Cantz Verlag (Munich, 2007), pp.14, 38, fig. 2, 5

Peter Nisbet and Joseph Koerner, The Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University Art Museums, ed. Peter Nisbet Harvard University Art Museums and Scala Publishers Ltd. (Cambridge, MA and London, England, 2007), pp. 1, 115

Stephan Wolohojian, ed., Harvard Art Museum Handbook, Harvard Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 2008), p. 208, ill.

Barbara Buenger, Of 'Truths Impossible to Put into Words.' Max Beckmann Contextualized, ed. Rose-Carol Washton Long and Maria Makela Peter Lang (New York, 2009), pp. 169-176, fig. 43, ill.

Susanne Petri and Hans-Werner Schmidt, Max Beckmann: Von Angesicht zu Angesicht, exh. cat., Hatje Cantz and Museum der bildenden Kunste Leipzig (Leipzig, Germany, 2011), pp. 13, 30-31, ill.

Jutta Schutt, ed., Beckmann and America, exh. cat., ed. Jutta Schutt Städel Museum and Hatje Cantz (Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2011), pp. 58-59, ill.

Reinhard Spieler, Max Beckmann 1884-1950 The Path to Myth, Taschen GmbH (Cologne, Germany, 2011), pp. cover, 8-9, 74, 83, 87, ill. (color)

Jeanette Pacher, ed., Rudolf Stingel: Secession, exh. cat., ed. Jeanette Pacher Revolver Publishing (Berlin, 2012), p. 24, ill. (black and white)

Exhibition History
Max Beckmann Retrospective Exhibition, City Art Museum of St. Louis, St. Louis, 05/01/1948 - 05/31/1948, no. 17
Neue Sachlichkeit, Arts Council of Great Britain, London, London, 11/08/1978 - 01/14/1979
Works from the 20th Century Collection of the Busch-Reisinger, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 06/15/1980 - 09/01/1980; Wildenstein Gallery, New York, New York, 09/23/1980 - 10/24/1980
Deutsche Kunst des 20. Jahrhunderts aus dem Busch-Reisinger Museum, Stadtische Galerie im Stadelschen Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt, 10/23/1982 - 01/16/1983; Bauhaus-Archiv, Berlin 30, 02/10/1983 - 04/17/1983; Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, 05/08/1983 - 06/26/1983
Hinter der Buhne (Backstage): Max Beckmann 1950, Museum der bildenden Künste, Leipzig, 07/20/1990 - 09/19/1990; Stadtische Galerie im Stadelschen Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt, 10/10/1990 - 01/13/1991
Max Beckmann, Tate Modern, London, 02/12/2003 - 05/05/2003; Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, 06/25/2003 - 09/30/2003
Neue Sachlichkeit, Centre National d'Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou, Paris, 07/12/1978 - 11/06/1978
Max Beckmann Self-Portraits, Hamburger Kunsthalle, D-20095 Hamburg 1, 03/19/1993 - 05/23/1993; Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, Alte Pinakothek, 80799 München, 06/09/1993 - 07/25/1993
Max Beckmann and Paris, Kunsthaus Zürich, CH-8024 Zurich, 09/25/1998 - 01/03/1999
Max Beckmann, Centre National d'Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou, Paris, 09/10/2002 - 01/06/2003
Re-View: S118 European & American Art since 1900, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 09/13/2008 - 04/09/2011
Re-View: European and American Art Since 1900, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 05/03/2011 - 06/01/2013