W16 Wetzel - LHSP 140 - Real and Surreal: Reconstructing Photographic Images

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 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
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
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
Sonia Sheridan
Self-Portrait in Time
digital print on paper
30 1/16 in. x 39 15/16 in. ( 76.3 cm x 101.5 cm )
Gift of Professor Diane M. Kirkpatrick
Ardine Nelson
SX-70 transfer print on paper
4 3/4 in. x 4 7/16 in. ( 12 cm x 11.2 cm )
Gift of Phil Davis
This work is a photomontage of a couple kissing. The image of the couple has been cut into squares and disjointed, pasted over a scene of a moon and river.
Herbert Bayer
The Kiss
gelatin silver print on paper
14 in x 11 1/8 in (35.56 cm x 28.26 cm);22 1/8 in x 18 1/8 in (56.2 cm x 46.04 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas M. Kenyon
Barbara Morgan
Spring on Madison Square
gelatin silver print on paper
10 1/2 in. x 12 15/16 in. ( 26.7 cm x 32.8 cm )
Museum Purchase
A collage drawing with "When was the future?" in the middle of the object. The words are cut out of pictures of trees and a city's skyline. The background of the collage is the view of of a tall building and a cutout of a youth doing a handstand is placed on the balcony.  A picture of a tree is included by the person.
Jakob Kolding
When was the future?
collage on paper
16 9/16 in. x 11 11/16 in. ( 42 cm x 29.7 cm )
Museum Purchase
A collage of different views of Cedar Hill neighborhood in New Haven, Connecticut. Images of railroads, trains and railroad workers.<br />"Watering Hole" is a limited print from a series of investigations done in New Haven, Connecticut, telling the story of the Cedar Hill neighborhood--home to railroad employees and having over the years fallen on hard times. The drawing tours the city, tracing the physical and narrative links that account for its collective memory. It was used as a catalyst for a number of urban proposals and shown in exhibits in New Haven, New York, and Washington, D.C.
Edward Mitchell
Watering Hole
giclee print collage on paper
36 x 24 in. ( 91.44 x 60.96 cm )
Museum Purchase
A composite photograph from two negatives. The frame is divided by two figures that are formally similar and stacked vertically. The bottom form is a clenched fist and the top is a nude figure. 
Jerry N. Uelsmann
gelatin silver print on paper
13 3/4 in x 9 1/2 in (34.93 cm x 24.13 cm)
Gift of Dr. Seymour and Barbara K. Adelson


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