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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:
© 2017 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. "Italian Futurism, 1909–1944," February 21, 2014–September 1, 2014.

Oliva, Achille Bonito. Minimalia: An Italian Vision in Twentieth-Century Art. New York, 1999. p.138.

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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