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Marvelous Objects

Hirshhorn Museum, Washington


“Marvelous Objects: Surrealist Sculpture from Paris to New York,” the first major museum exhibition devoted to a comprehensive view of the movement’s three-dimensional works, opens Oct. 29 at the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. The exhibition brings together more than 120 works created by more than 20 artists from France, Spain, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Great Britain and the United States from the 1920s to the 1950s. Works include sculptures, photographs, drawings and paintings. Read more on the museum website or click here for the curator’s introduction in Apollo magazine.

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(c. 1934) Hans Belmer

The Doll (c. 1934) Hans Belmer © 2015 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

(c. 1948–52), Joseph Cornell

Medici Princess (c. 1948–52), Joseph Cornell © The Joseph & Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation / VAGA, New York

(1938), Salvador Dalí

Lobster Telephone (1938), Salvador Dalí © Salvador Dalí, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York 2015

(1920, edition 1964), Marcel Duchamp

Fresh Widow (1920, edition 1964), Marcel Duchamp © Succession Marcel Duchamp / ADAGP, Paris / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, 2015

(1932, edition 1965), Man Ray

Object to Be Destroyed (Indestructible Object) (1932, edition 1965), Man Ray © Man Ray Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY / ADAGP, Paris 2015

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