College composed of cut-and-pasted printed elements, including Japanese paper, with charcoal, gouache, and graphite, on ivory cardboard
Signed, dated, and titled: R. PENROSE 1937 (lower right); CAMERA OBSCURA (lower left)
757 × 1,012 mm
Lindy and Edwin Bergman Collection
Extended information about this artwork
Ades, Dawn. SURREALIST ART: THE LINDY AND EDWIN BERGMAN COLLECTION AT THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO. Chicago, New York and London: The Art Institute of Chicago and Thames and Hudson, 1997. cat. no. 105, reprod. p. 214.
Harriet Janis and Rudi Blesh, COLLAGE: PERSONALITIES, CONCEPTS, TECHNIQUES, Philadelphia, 1962, p. 96, fig. 108. Kurt von Meier, “Los Angeles Letter,” ART INTERNATIONAL 10 (Apr. 20, 1966), p. 69 (ill.).
From The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL: TWENTIETH CENTURY COLLECTION REINSTALLED, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, June 7, 1991-February 28, 1992 (Gallery 249).
Possibly London, Mayor Gallery, ROLAND PENROSE, 1939, no. 10, 11, 12, or 13, as COLLAGE (a checklist of this exhibition was published in LONDON BULLETIN 17 [June 15, 1939], p. 3). Santa Barbara, University of California Art Gallery, SURREALISM: A STATE OF MIND, 1924-1965, 1966, no. 53 (ill.). Chicago 1984-85, no cat. nos., p. 201 (ill.).
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