About This Artwork

Hans Bellmer
German, born Poland, 1902-1975

Untitled, 1936

Brush and white gouache on black wove paper, tipped on pink wove paper (faded to salmon)
251 x 160 mm (work); 425 x 299 mm (2nd support)

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph R. Shapiro, 1992.197

© 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, “Selections from the Joseph R. Shapiro Collection,” 20 December 1969-1 February 1970, cat. 70.

Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, “Hans Bellmer,” 3 May-22 June 1975.

Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, “Dada and Surrealism in Chicago Collections,” 1 December 1984-27 January 1975.

The Art Institute of Chicago, “The Mr. and Mrs. Joseph R. Shapiro Collection,” 23 February-14 April 1985, cat. 14.

The Art Institute of Chicago, "An Irrational Act: Gifts of Surrealist Works on Paper from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Randall Shapiro," December 15, 1992-April 18, 1993, p. 16, fig. 24.

The Art Institute of Chicago, "Modern and Contemporary Works on Paper," March 24-September 13, 2009, no cat.

Publication History

Sue Taylor, “Hans Bellmer in The Art Institute of Chicago: The Wandering Libido and the Hysterical Body,” The Art Institute of Chicago Museum Studies 22, 2 (1996), pp. 150-165, fig. 3.

Ownership History

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph R. Shapiro, Chicago, by December 1969 [Chicago 1969]; given to the Art Institute, 1992.




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