Abstraction: Mardi Gras

Downtown Gallery, New York
William Zierler
Mr. and Mrs. Sidney E. Cohn
Harold Diamond, New York, to 16 March 1968
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York and Washington, DC, 16 March 1968-31 August 1981
Estate of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1981-1986
Joseph H. Hirshhorn Bequest, 1981
Exhibition History
WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, New York. "Joseph Stella," 4 November-8 December 1963, no. 41.
BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART. "1914," 6 October-15 November 1964, no. 226.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Joseph Stella: Selected Works from the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection," 12 May-17 July 1983, no. 5. TOUR: COLUMBUS MUSEUM OF ART, Ohio, 11 February 1984-25 March.
BUTLER INSTITUTE OF AMERICAN ART, Youngstown, Ohio. "Fireworks: American Artists Celebrate the Eighth Art," 14 September-26 October 1986, ill.
AMON CARTER MUSEUM, Fort Worth. "Visual Poetry: The Drawings of Joseph Stella," fig. 105, p. 107, 110, no. 1. *ONLY SHOWN AT: NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, 7 September-12 November 1990.
WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, New York. "Joseph Stella," 22 April-9 September 1994, no ill.
ALBUQUERQUE MUSEUM, New Mexico. "Sensory Crossovers: Synesthesia in American Art," 29 August 2010-2 January 2011. TOUR: BURCHFIELD PENNEY ART CENTER, New York, 12 February-29 May.
Published References
RICHARD, PAUL. "Joseph Stella: Picture Puzzler," Washington Post (12 May 1983) p. E1, E13 ill.
DORSEY, JOHN. "Hirshhorn Presents Limited Look at Joseph Stella's Strange Career," The [Baltimore] Sun (20 May 1983).
FIERTAG, NEAL. "Museum and Dealer Catalogues," Drawing V/2 (July-August 1983) p. 40 ill.
ZILCZER, JUDITH. Joseph Stella: The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection (Washington D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1983) no. 5, p. 28-29.
HALL, JACQUELINE. "Stella exhibit shows varied expressions," Columbus Dispatch (26 February 1984).
COLUMBUS MUSEUM OF ART. Columbus Museum of Art Calendar: February 1984 (Columbus, OH: Museum of Art, 1984) ill.
FINCH, CHRISTOPHER. American Watercolors (New York: Abbeville Press, 1986) fig. 260.

Object Details

Data Source
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Joseph Stella, American, b. Muro Lucano, Italy, 1877–1946
Credit Line
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, The Joseph H. Hirshhorn Bequest, 1981
Watercolor, gouache, metallic paint and pencil on paper mounted on colored paper
SHEET: 11 1/8 x 13 13/16 in. (28.2 x 35.0 cm) IMAGE: 8 1/4 x 11 1/16 in. (21.0 x 28.1 cm)