Exhibitions/ Art Object

Montage

Artist:
Maurice Tabard (French, Lyons 1897–1984 Nice)
Date:
1929
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
28.8 x 22.8 cm (11 5/16 x 9 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Ford Motor Company Collection, Gift of Ford Motor Company and John C. Waddell, 1987
Accession Number:
1987.1100.84
Not on view
The form of this montage is very close to the two-dimensional collages of the Russian constructivists. Like them, Tabard's picture seems to float in an immeasurable cosmic space, composed of austere planes and representations of the actual world, which are arranged in contradictory perspectives.
Inscription: Stamped on original mount in ink, verso: "PHOTO [underlined and sideways]", "Maurice // TABARD // PARIS"; stamped on original mount in blue ink, verso: "29-15 [underlined and boxed in ink]"; inscribed in ink on original mount, verso: "Montager"; stamped in blue ink on original mount, verso [upside down]: "Maurice // tabard // 38 rue du vieux // pont de sèvres // boulogne seine";
[Sander Gallery to Waddell, June 16, 1982]; John C. Waddell

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