Exhibitions/ Art Object

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

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