Hans Bellmer

German (Kattowitz, Germany [now Katowice, Poland], 1902 - 1975, Paris, France)

La mitrailleuse en état de grâce (The Machine Gun[neress] in a State of Grace)

1937
painting | gelatin silver print with oil and watercolor mounted on board
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  • La mitrailleuse en état de grâce (The Machine Gun[neress] in a State of Grace)

    Hans Bellmer, La mitrailleuse en état de grâce (The Machine Gun[neress] in a State of Grace), 1937; gelatin silver print with oil and watercolor mounted on board, 26 in. x 26 in. (66.04 cm x 66.04 cm); Collection SFMOMA, Gift of Foto Forum; © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris


26 in. x 26 in. (66.04 cm x 66.04 cm)
Acquired 1984
Collection SFMOMA
Gift of Foto Forum
© Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris
84.123

Tags

abstract, machines, women, lips, mouths, breasts, articulation, anthropomorphic


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