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Kurt Seligmann
The Slaying of Laius, Plate 3 from 'The Myth of Oedipus'
1944
etching | off-white wove paper
Museum purchase made possible by the Alfred E. Pernt Memorial Fund, in honor of Dr. of Technical Sciences Max H.J. Pernt and his wife Anna Pernt (née Mueller)
1986/2.97.3
Kurt Seligmann
The Riddle, Plate 4 from 'The Myth of Oedipus'
1944
etching | off-white wove paper
Museum purchase made possible by the Alfred E. Pernt Memorial Fund in honor of Doctor of Technical Sciences Max H. J. Pernt and his wife Anna Pernt (née Mueller)
1986/2.97.4
At the center of the etching are three or four amorphous figures in white and two shades of black, made in crosshatching. The figures are entwined and have animal and bird-like features. The background is crosshatched to the edges of the page. The print is signed (l.r.) "Max Ernst" and numbered (l.l.) "57/70" in pencil.
Max Ernst
Correspondances dangereuses
1947
etching | Vélin Arches paper
Museum Purchase
1947/2.10
This color lithograph has a bright yellow background with figures in red and white at the center. Horizontally oriented at the center is a large white semi-geometric creature with three heads—one at the bottom and two at the flanks—that is capped with horns and breasts. There is a red box-like figure in the background that has a horned head and a series of horns, wings, and flames emanating from it. The print is numbered, titled and signed (l.r.) in pencil: "no 57 - "Quetzal" / Wilfredo Lam".
Wifredo Lam
Quetzal, Plate III, from "The Brunidor Portfolio No. One"
1947
color lithograph | paper
Museum Purchase
1947/2.12
This vertical print is bisected by four horizontal light blue squares approximately one third of the way up from the bottom. The second square from the left is joined by a square above and below so that all the liight blue squares create a horizontally oriented cross. Both inside and outside the cross-grid there are seven tan figures, who seem to be engaged in a variety of activities. There are a number of designs that move out from the cross, some related to what is pictured inside and some not. The print is signed and dated (l.l.) "Matta 47" and numbered (l.r.) "57/70" in pencil.
Roberto Matta
I Want To See It To Believe It
1947
color lithograph | paper
Museum Purchase
1947/2.13
At the center of the print is a series of abstract bone-like shapes put together to resemble a creature or creatures. The background is colored, top to bottom, in blue, yellow, and green. The print is signed and dated (l.r.) "Yves Tanguy 1947" and numbered (l.l.) "57/70" in pencil.
Yves Tanguy
Rhabdomancie, Plate I, from "The Brunidor Portfolio No. One"
1947
color etching and monoprint | paper
Museum Purchase
1947/2.16
This image is one of twelve photographs from Brassaï's <em>Transmutations</em> portfolio. In this photograph, Brassaï has drawn on a negative of a female figure using the cliché-verre process. The resulting image portrays a female nude partially abstracted into geometric shapes.
Brassaï
Young Girl Dreaming
1934 - 1967
gelatin silver print from cliché-verre plate | paper
Museum Purchase
1971/2.150.9
Brightly-colored image of abstract shapes in hues of blue and red with white shapes giving the pieces a shining appearance.
Gerome Kamrowski
Sensations
1944
oil | canvas
Museum Purchase
1984/1.300
This hand colored lithograph shows a chaotic scene with three, masked figures at the lower left surrounded by a variety of sea creatures: squids, octopusus, sharks and turtles. 
Ann McCoy
Underworld
1980
hand colored lithograph | paper
Gift of Professor and Mrs. Edward J. Mitchell
1981/2.177
This print shows a chaotic scene with a white skeleton in the center. In the upper left, there are a series of sea creatures, including a grey colored shark, pink colored squids and two octopuses in shades of orange. At the bottom of the print, the skeleton is surrounded by a large lizard, skulls, and other figures. A moon and stars are in the upper left corner. The print is signed (l.r.) "Underground Ann McCoy" and numbered "18/100" in red pencil.
Ann McCoy
The Underworld
1980
hand colored lithograph | paper
Gift of Professor and Mrs. Edward J. Mitchell
1981/2.176
John Tunnard
South Polar Quadrille
1947
ink, colored crayons, watercolor and gouache | white wove paper
Museum Purchase
1954/2.49
Giorgio de Chirico
The Archeologists IV (Gli Archeologi IV); Plate VI from the suite "Metamorphosis" (Metamorphosis is underlined)
1929
color lithograph | paper
Museum Purchase
1948/1.54

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