Exhibitions/ Art Object

Le Combat des Penthésilées

Artist:
Raoul Ubac (Belgian, Malmèdy 1910–1985 Dieudonné)
Date:
1937
Medium:
Gelatin silver print from copy negative
Dimensions:
30.0 x 39.9 cm (11 13/16 x 15 11/16 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Ford Motor Company Collection, Gift of Ford Motor Company and John C. Waddell, 1987
Accession Number:
1987.1100.358
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2016 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
Inscription: Titled, dated and signed in pencil on print, verso, UL: "Combat // 1937 // R. Ubac"; inscribed in pencil on print, verso, UC: "Solariztaion 1er Etat [1er Etat underlined in red pencil]"; inscribed in red felt-tip on print, verso, UR: "23 [encircled]"; inscribed in black ink on print, verso, UR: "3 [half encircled]"; inscribed in pencil on print, verso, C [on slant]: "19 cm de largeur"
Family of the artist; [Robert Miller Gallery to Waddell, November 12, 1986]; John C. Waddell

Ubac made a series of photographs on this theme; compare L'amour fou (text by Rosalind Krauss and Jane Livingston), New York: Abbeville Press, 1985, pp. 71-73, esp. Fig. 63, evidently a later state (dated 1939) and slightly cropped version of the same image from this series, to which landscape and background elements as well as weapon-like objects have been added. Refer to enclosed photocopy for details on technique. Compare also Claude Magelhaes d Laurent Roosen, De fotokunst in België 1839-1940, Duerne-Antwerp, 1970, pl. 121, which gives a date of 1938. [Note that this publication gives Ubac's birth year as 1910, whereas L'amour fou gives 1909.]
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