Yves Tanguy Untitled 1937

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Artist
Yves Tanguy 1900–1955
Title
Untitled
Date 1937
Medium Watercolour on paper
Dimensions Unconfirmed: 80 x 235 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by HM Government in lieu of inheritance tax and allocated to Tate 2007
Reference
T12400
Not on display

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Tanguy’s habitual forms appear here on a miniature scale. Painted with an assured illusionism, they remain mysterious: both stone-like and strangely bodily. This watercolour is dedicated (in miniscule script) to the British painter Norman Dawson and his wife, a friendship that seems to date from Tanguy’s solo exhibition at Guggenheim Jeune in London in 1938.

July 2011

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