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Dora Maar (French, Paris 1907–1997 Paris)
Gelatin silver print
Image: 29.2 x 22.9 cm (11 1/2 x 9 in.)
Frame: 50.8 x 40.6 cm (20 x 16 in.)
Collection of The Sack Photographic Trust for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Not on view
Maar’s haunting photomontages of the mid-1930s evoke a mood of oneiric ambiguity. Here, the world is turned literally upside-down: a boy bends sharply backward, echoing the curve of the vaulted ceiling on which he stands. On the print, Maar scratched out the figure’s eyes, exploiting Surrealism’s strong association of blindness with inner sight.