Surreal Photography

László Moholy-Nagy
Militarism (Militarismus)
gelatin silver print from rephotographed photomontage on paper
7 1/16 in x 5 1/8 in (17.94 cm x 13.02 cm);19 5/16 in x 14 5/16 in (49.05 cm x 36.35 cm);7 1/16 in x 5 1/8 in (17.94 cm x 13.02 cm);6 3/4 in x 4 13/16 in (17.15 cm x 12.22 cm)
Museum Purchase made possible by the Friends of the Museum of Art
This black and white print shows the images of two pistols pointed at each other. Two large black abstract forms with vertical stripes sit underneath and above the two guns. At the lower right, there is a rectanglular box with the text "ALLUME TES / GITANES" and artist's signature "Man Ray", alongside an image comprised of half a glass bottle and abstract shapes and marks. The print is signed (l.r.) "Man Ray" and numbered (l.l.) "8/41" in pencil.
Man Ray
Allume tes gitanes
etching on paper
20 in x 13 7/8 in (50.8 cm x 35.24 cm);18 1/16 in x 22 1/8 in (45.88 cm x 56.2 cm)
Museum Purchase
A photograph of eight boys, all of which are the same person, voraciously eating a loaf of white bread off a rock in a forest.
Anthony Goicolea
Last Supper
dye destruction print on paper
40 in x 77 in (101.6 cm x 195.6 cm)
Museum purchase made possible by the W. Hawkins Ferry Fund
A color photograph of a group of children and a cat at a table. Each child engages with something in the room, which is in an organized disarray. Egg shells fall from the table to the floor, toys are strewn about, and an infant and cat sit in the middle of the table.
Julie Blackmon
Birds at Home
inkjet pigment print paper
22 in x 22 in (55.88 cm x 55.88 cm)
Gift from the Collection of David S. Rosen MD, MPH
A small urban house is seen in a nocturnal view set in winter. The house is covered with icicles hang from the gables and over the first floor windows and door. There is no illumination from inside the house, although there are lights in adjacet houses; the house is illuminated by a cool white light that, along with the house, illuminates the chain-link fence to the right and the trees flanking the house.
Gregory Holm
Ice House
digital print on paper
5 ft. x 40 in. (152.4 x 101.6 cm)
Museum purchase
This print is made up of overlaying photographs in a reddish-orange tint. Spots of red also overlap each other, and the photographs, and there is a large horizontal swath of a deeper red along the top. The print is editioned, signed and dated in pencil (l.r.) "31/36 RAUSCHENBERG 1962".
Robert Rauschenberg
Stunt Man III
lithograph on Japanese paper
22 ⅝ in x 17 ¾ in (57.47 cm x 45.08 cm);22 ⅝ in x 17 ¾ in (57.47 cm x 45.08 cm);17 in x 13 ¼ in (43.18 cm x 33.66 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Sachs II
In this montage of a print, photographs and swaths of dark ink in varying thicknesses are layered over each other. In the lower left there are three overlapping rings, elsewhere there are figures.
Robert Rauschenberg
lithograph on Angoumois à la main paper
15 ¾ in x 16 ⅛ in (40.01 cm x 40.96 cm)
Museum Purchase
This photolithographic print in shades of blue and rusty red is separated into three main registers. There are three television screens at the top, each with a different image: from left to right, a woman putting on her earrings as a man looks on, an American football game, and an image of a man in a suit from the chest up with the text Dr. Walter W. Heller. Below these images, there is a register with a grid of squares within squares with two large rectangular boundries; at the far right, two larger squares are stacked vertically. The bottom register of images shows a contemporary domestic kitchen, the colors of which are transected in two places, and, in the foreground, an oversized image of a female hand holding a sandwich and a fork with salad attached.
Sir Eduardo Paolozzi
Calling Radio Free America
photolithograph on paper
14 15/16 in x 10 in (38 cm x 25.4 cm)
Gift of Professor Diane M. Kirkpatrick
This print has two main sections. At the top is a large photograph of three salad-filled cabbage bowls on a tablecloth. Each one is labeled (clockwise from top left): seafood coleslaw, cottage cheese coleslaw, and california coleslaw. The lower section is flanked at the top and bottom with bands of checkers and polkadots, and at the center there are five images of women, standing in contemporary dress.
Sir Eduardo Paolozzi
Mumbling and Munching to Muzak
photolithograph on paper
14 15/16 in x 10 in (37.94 cm x 25.4 cm)
Gift of Professor Diane M. Kirkpatrick
This print has three main images all printed in a monochromatic grey. At the top is an image of a man, in a tweed coat and fur hat, polishing a motorcycle. The scene is from a pier. The sign says "GANGWAY 1," with the ocean and the Statue of Liberty in the background. The central image is a detail of the face of the Statue of Liberty, with a small boy visible in her crown. The bottom image is more abstracted shapes from a dot-matrix image.
Sir Eduardo Paolozzi
Fifty Nine Varieties of Paradise
photolithograph on paper
14 15/16 in x 10 in (37.94 cm x 25.4 cm)
Gift of Professor Diane M. Kirkpatrick
This color screenprint is separated into two main parts. At the top is a frame made out of unwrapped candy and wrapped candy bars with an image of a man flexing his arm, while a bikini-clad woman peeks from behind the bicep in the frame. The bottom half of the image has two blue and red stars, one on top of the other at the right, and a television to the left. The television has a handle at the top, with an arm coming from the upper candy-frame to hold the handle, and on the screen is a large moth on a red background.
Sir Eduardo Paolozzi
Llalla Pallozza...Image fades but memory lingers on
screenprint on paper
14 15/16 in x 10 in (37.94 cm x 25.4 cm);19 3/8 in x 14 in (49.21 cm x 35.56 cm)
Gift of Professor Diane M. Kirkpatrick
Lesley Dill
White Poem Figure (The Soul Has Moments of Escape)
unique gelatin silver print on paper
19 15/16 in x 16 in (50.64 cm x 40.64 cm);28 3/16 in x 22 ¼ in (71.6 cm x 56.52 cm)
Museum purchase made possible by the Jean Paul Slusser Memorial Fund


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American Orientalist art at the turn of the 20th century
<p>America Encounters Asia in Art</p>

95 Collection Object Sources

Last Supper (2004/2.9)
Birds at Home (2013/2.103)
Ice House (2012/2.2)
Stunt Man III (1964/1.88)
Prize (1974/1.256)
Untitled (1979/2.24)
The Kiss (1987/1.218)
No Art Series 2 (1981/2.23)
Equivalent (2012/1.227)
Untitled (2013/2.120)
Party Picture (2004/2.58)
Choke (2001/2.121)
HSR's Eyes (2001/2.122)
Spring Tingle (2000/2.137)
Untitled (1992/1.128.4)
Untitled (1992/1.128.2)
Untitled (1992/1.128.3)
Untitled (1992/1.128.1)
Untitled (1992/1.128.5)
Unititled (2000/2.9.1)
Unititled (2000/2.9.2)
Unititled (2000/2.9.3)
Unititled (2000/2.9.4)
Mirror Image (1989/1.70)
Three Eyes (2009/2.14)
Untitled (2006/1.157)
Gloucester 1H (1986/1.183)
London (1990/2.32)
East Sussex Coast (1985/1.192)
Fruit Woman (1971/2.150.1)
Amphora Woman (1971/2.150.5)
Mineral Countenance (1971/2.150.7)
Offering (1971/2.150.10)
Carnival (1971/2.150.12)
Woman in Veils (1971/2.150.11)
Girl Undressing (1971/2.150.6)
Transmutations (1971/2.150.13)
Odalisque (1971/2.150.3)
Mandolin Woman (1971/2.150.4)
Young Girl Dreaming (1971/2.150.9)
Composite Head (1990/2.27)
Agave Design 1 (1976/2.11)

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