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La Poupée

Artist:
Hans Bellmer (German (born Poland), Katowice 1902–1975 Paris)
Date:
ca. 1934
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
29.7 x 19.5 cm (11 11/16 x 7 11/16 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Ford Motor Company Collection, Gift of Ford Motor Company and John C. Waddell, 1987
Accession Number:
1987.1100.362
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2016 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
Inscription: Signed in red ink on original mount, recto LR [below print]: "Hans Bellmer"; inscribed in red ink on original mount, verso: "A.B", "La Poupée // par Hans Bellmer"
Bellmer to André Breton; [Timothy Baum to Waddell, October 30, 1982]; John C. Waddell

The New Gallery of Contemporary Art, Cleveland. "Photographie Surrealism," August 1, 1979–November 1, 1979.

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

Centre Georges Pompidou. "L'Invention d'un Art," October 12, 1989–January 1, 1990.

International Center of Photography. "Behind Closed Doors: The Art of Hans Bellmer," March 29, 2001–June 10, 2001.

Tate Modern. "Surrealism: Desire Unbound," September 10, 2001–January 1, 2002.

Original mount dimensions: 40.5 x 30.4 cm. According to JCW, this image appears as one of 10 plates in Die Puppe, Carlsruhe, 1934, p. 29, and La Poupeé, GLM, 1936. A positive print of this image was published in Hans Bellmer, "Poupeé. Variations sur le montage d'une miuneure articulée," Minotaure, No. 6 (Winter 1935), pp. 30-31 (UR corner, p. 31).
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