Exhibitions/ Art Object

Auguste Pouquet

Artist:
Unknown (French)
Date:
1932
Medium:
Gelatin silver print with applied color
Dimensions:
15.9 x 11.5 cm. (6 1/4 x 4 1/2 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Purchase, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Gift, through Joyce and Robert Menschel, 1996
Accession Number:
1996.158.1
Not on view
These photographs of thieves and assassins were heavily retouched with ink and gouache to facilitate their reproduction in illustrated newspapers and magazines. Although they were not conceived as typological studies, the cropping and retouching deliberately intensified their sinister aspect, producing caricatures of criminality that satisfied the sensationalism of the picture press.
Inscription: Inscribed in black ink on print, verso, TC: "199.933[underlined]//Auguste Pouquet[last name underlined]//dement qui tua sa mère.//pp 18/10/32"; inscribed in pink pencil vertically, L: "le paranoide de qui a tué sa mère devant le commissariat"; in pencil: "1 col no 5" and "4153"; stamped in purple ink, BRC: "DUPUY" [the only legible part of the stamp -- as per the other two prints the complete stamp reads: "SOCIÉTE DU PETIT PARISIEN//DUPUY & C[IE] 6//16 18 20 22 Rue d'Enghien//PARIS"
Charles Schwartz

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Indexing the World," May 25, 2004–September 19, 2004.

Auguste Pouquet; Paranoiac who killed his mother, outside the police station.
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