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Top of page from left to right in descending order: Paul Cézanne (1839–1906) Still Life with Apples 1895-98, The Museum of Modern Art: Lillie P. Bliss Collection (22.1934); László Moholy-Nagy (1895–1946) Head (Lucia Moholy), c. 1926 The Museum of Modern Art: Anonymous gift (505.1939). © 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn; Kay Sage (1898–1963) The Great Impossible 1961, The Museum of Modern Art: Kay Sage Tanguy Bequest (1132.1964); Peter Campus (1937– ), video installation created 1975, acquired 1993 SFMOMA: Accessions Committee Fund: gift of Barbara Bass Bakar, Doris and Donald Fisher, Pam and Dick Kramlich, Leanne B. Roberts, and Norah and Norman Stone. © Peter Campus; Eugen Schönebeck (1936– ), Untitled, pen and tusche on paper, 1962. Photo courtesy Galerie Judin, Berlin; Larry Bell (1939– ) Standing Walls (detail, from 6 X 6 an improvisation). Photo © Alex Marks, courtesy The Chinati Foundation, Marfa, TX; Fitz Henry Lane (1804–65) Lighthouse at Camden, Maine 1851. Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., Gift of the Teresa and H. John Heinz III Foundation (1992.122.1). Photo: Yale University Art Gallery; Roy Lichtenstein (1923–97) Girl with Ball, 1961. The Museum of Modern Art: Gift of Philip Johnson. (421.1981); John Singer Sargent (1856–1925) The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit, 1882. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: Gift of Mary Louisa Boit, Julia Overing Boit, Jane Hubbard Boit, and Florence D. Boit in memory of their father, Edward Darley Boit. Photo: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Below from left to right: Paul Cézanne. The Garden at Les Lauves, c.1906, The Phillips Collection: Acquired 1955; Paul Cézanne. Self-Portrait, 1878–1880, The Phillips Collection: Acquired 1928; Paul Cézanne. Fields at Bellevue, 1892–95, The Phillips Collection: Acquired 1940.