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L'Energie Moderne

Artist:
Georges Hugnet (French, Paris 1906–1974 Paris)
Date:
1936
Medium:
Gelatin silver print, with collage of photomechanical prints
Dimensions:
39.7 x 29.6 cm (15 5/8 x 11 5/8 in.)
Classifications:
Collages, Prints
Credit Line:
Ford Motor Company Collection, Gift of Ford Motor Company and John C. Waddell, 1987
Accession Number:
1987.1100.14
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
Inscription: Signed, titled and dated in red ink on print, verso UC: "GEORGES HUGNET // L'ENERGIE MODERNE [in quotation marks] 1936 [in parentheses]"; typed paper label affixed to print, verso UR: "LUCIEN LEFEB [illegible] // 19, RUE VAVIN ET 2, RUE BRÉA, PARIS-VI E [underlined twice, superscripted E] // [stamped] 4155 // [line] // COULEURS ET TOILES FINES "; typed paper label affixed to print, verso C to CR [in box]: "JAMES BOURLET & SONS, Ltd., // Fine Art Packers, Frame Makers, // [line] // B45227 // [line] // 17 & 18, NASSAU STREET, // MORTIMER STREET, W. // Phones: - Museum 1871 & 7588"; stamped in violet on print, verso UR [upside down]: [circular stamp, inscription along inside of circle] "DOVA [illegible] [illegible] ENTRALE // [in the middle] EXPORTA [illegible] // [illegible] A [illegible]"; inscribed in pencil on print, verso C [on slant]; LL [on slant]: "1026 // [line] // 8"; "PR 478 V"
[Barbara Mathes Gallery to Waddell, February 2, 1985]; John C. Waddell

Washington, DC. Corcoran Gallery of Art. "L'Amour Fou: photography & surrealism," September 14, 1985–November 17, 1985.

According to Waddell, this work was shown in the International Surrealist Exhibition, Galerie de Beaux Arts, Paris, and Galerie Robert, Amsterdam, in 1938.
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