Not on display
- Yves Tanguy 1900–1955
- Watercolour on paper
- Frame: 409 x 537 x 25 mm
support: 85 x 240 mm
- Accepted by HM Government in lieu of inheritance tax and allocated to Tate 2007
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.
Gallery label, July 2011
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