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Alphabet Deaf (Still) and (Always) Blind

A work made of collage composed of gouache on cut-and-pasted, wove, corrugated, and foil papers, laid down on cardboard.
© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SABAM, Brussels

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  • A work made of collage composed of gouache on cut-and-pasted, wove, corrugated, and foil papers, laid down on cardboard.

Date:

1957

Artist:

E. L. T. Mesens
Belgian, 1903-1971

About this artwork

Status

On View, Gallery 397

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

E. L. T. Mesens

Title

Alphabet Deaf (Still) and (Always) Blind

Place

Belgium (Artist's nationality:)

Date  Dates are not always precisely known, but the Art Institute strives to present this information as consistently and legibly as possible. Dates may be represented as a range that spans decades, centuries, dynasties, or periods and may include qualifiers such as c. (circa) or BCE.

1957

Medium

Collage composed of gouache on cut-and-pasted, wove, corrugated, and foil papers, laid down on cardboard

Inscriptions

Signed, titled, and dated, along bottom: "Mesens / ALPHABET SOURD (encore) / ET (toujours) AVEUGLE 15/1957"; inscribed, verso: "At the entry of this work / in the collection of Edwin / and Lindy Bergman, I / make the promss [sic] to give / them a collage when they / will already possess five / of them. Bargain or joke? / But very sincerely / E.L.T. Mesens / 13th May 1959 (line through) / 13th April 1959"

Dimensions

33.4 × 24.1 cm (13 3/16 × 9 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Lindy and Edwin Bergman Collection

Reference Number

2018.342

Copyright

© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SABAM, Brussels

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