Exhibitions/ Art Object

The Smoker--The Match--The Cigarette

Artist:
Anton Giulio Bragaglia (Italian, 1890–1960)
Date:
1911
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image: 11.8 x 14.5 cm (4 5/8 x 5 11/16 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Gilman Collection, Gift of The Howard Gilman Foundation, 2005
Accession Number:
2005.100.247
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2016 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
Bragaglia described the trajectory of motion as "that which exerts a fascination over our senses, the vertiginous lyrical expression of life, the lively invoker of the magnificent dynamic feeling with which the universe incessantly vibrates."
Inscription: Inscribed in pencil, verso C [sideways]: "N. 8 / Le Fumeur"
[Edwin Engelberts, Geneva]; Gilman Paper Company Collection, New York, January 30, 1990

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Sight Unseen: Photographs from the Gilman Collection".

New Mexico Museum of Art. "Proto-Modern Photography," July 11, 1992–October 11, 1992.

George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film. "Proto-Modern Photography," December 5, 1992–February 7, 1993.

P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center. "Minimalia: An Italian Vision in 20th Century Art," October 10, 1999–January 2, 2000.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Richard Armstrong. "Italian Futurism, 1909–1944," February 21, 2014–September 1, 2014.

Greene, Vivien, ed. Italian Futurism 1909-1944: Reconstructing the Universe. New York: Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, 2014. no. 40, p. 99.



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