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A black and white print of two objects placed on a note in the form of a postcard.

The black and white print shows two objects overlaying lines of hand-written text. The object at the top is long and light colored with a flat tail and a rounded body with eyes and ears. The object at the bottom is black with a central stem and several rounded hook shapes extending from it. In the left center are three stars of progressively smaller sizes.

Identification and Creation

Object Number
2012.204.2
People
André Breton, French (Tinchebray, Normandy, France 1896 - 1966 Paris, France)
Title
Poème-Objet/Poem-Object
Other Titles
Series/Book Title: The Guaranteed Surrealist Postcard Series
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print, postcard
Date
1937
Culture
French
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/342728

Physical Descriptions

Technique
Photo offset lithograph
Dimensions
9.2 x 14.1 cm (3 5/8 x 5 9/16 in.)

Provenance

Recorded Ownership History
Jack Banning, New York, [Christie's East], sold: to Rick Wester, Dobbs Ferry, New York, gift; to Harvard Art Museums, 2012.

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Rick Wester and Jennifer Garvin
Accession Year
2012
Object Number
2012.204.2
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Exhibition History

  • 32Q: 1300 Early Modernism, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 04/29/2015 - 10/14/2015

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