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Avenue des Gobelins

Artist:
Eugène Atget (French, Libourne 1857–1927 Paris)
Date:
1925
Medium:
Gelatin silver print from glass negative
Dimensions:
21.9 x 17.3 cm (8 5/8 x 6 13/16 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Ford Motor Company Collection, Gift of Ford Motor Company and John C. Waddell, 1987
Accession Number:
1987.1100.113
Not on view
Atget’s many photographs of mannequins in shop windows appealed greatly to the Parisian avant-garde, who found in the aging artist an unwitting but kindred spirit. In these pictures, the Surrealists focused on the lamination of what was inside and outside and on the lovely dissolve between fact and imagination.
Inscription: Stamped in ink on print, verso LC: "E. ATGET // Rue Campagne - Première [illegible]"; inscribed on print, verso UC: "Avenue des Gobelins"; inscribed on print, verso LR: "17 [illegible]"; inscribed on print, verso LC: "6? [illegible] 10 - 26. M.26."; stamped on print, verso UC: "A328"; inscribed on print, verso LC [sideways]: "155 mm [with extensive layout and crop marks and arrows overall]";
[Julien Levy]; Frank Kolodny; [Edwynn Houk]; John C. Waddell, October 19, 1984

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The New Vision: Photography between the World Wars. The Ford Motor Company Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art," September 23, 1989–December 31, 1989.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. "The New Vision: Photography between the World Wars. The Ford Motor Company Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art," February 28, 1990–April 22, 1990.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art. "The New Vision: Photography between the World Wars. The Ford Motor Company Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art," May 10, 1990–July 15, 1990.

High Museum of Art. "The New Vision: Photography between the World Wars. The Ford Motor Company Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art," February 5, 1991–April 28, 1991.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. "The New Vision: Photography between the World Wars. The Ford Motor Company Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art," June 8, 1991–August 4, 1991.

IVAM, Centre Julio Gonzalez, Valencia. "The New Vision, IVAM, Centre Julio Gonzalez, Valencia," January 20, 1995–March 26, 1995.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "On Photography: A Tribute to Susan Sontag," June 6, 2006–September 4, 2006.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Framing a Century: Master Photographers, 1840–1940," June 3, 2008–September 1, 2008.

Sophie Levy, Lille Métropole Musée d'Art Moderne d'Art Contemporain et d'Art Brut. "The Magical City," September 29, 2012–January 13, 2013.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Jeff L. Rosenheim. "Paris as Muse: Photography, 1840s – 1930s," January 27, 2014–May 4, 2014.

Hambourg, Maria Morris. The New Vision: Photography between the World Wars, Ford Motor Company Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1989. no. 31.



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