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Impasse a Deux Anges

Artist:
Lee Miller (American, 1907–1977)
Date:
ca. 1931
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
29.2 x 22.7 cm (11 1/2 x 8 15/16 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Ford Motor Company Collection, Gift of Ford Motor Company and John C. Waddell, 1987
Accession Number:
1987.1100.44
Not on view
Before becoming a reporter and war correspondent, Lee Miller worked closely with Man Ray, both as his model and as an artist in her own right. To make this image, Miller solarized her view of a street beneath multiple overpasses, and then turned the print on its side. As a result of these manipulations, the banal urban view has become a Piranesian hall of mirrors, where solid columns are replaced by intervals, which themselves are solid.
Inscription: Stamped in ink on print, verso CR [sideways]: "LEE MILLER // 12, RUE VICTOR // CONSIDERANT //PAIRS XIV"; inscribed in pencil, verso UC: "HAUT";
[Edwynn Houk to Waddell, September 10, 1983]; John C. Waddell

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The New Vision: Photography between the World Wars. The Ford Motor Company Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art," September 23, 1989–December 31, 1989.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. "The New Vision: Photography between the World Wars. The Ford Motor Company Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art," February 28, 1990–April 22, 1990.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art. "The New Vision: Photography between the World Wars. The Ford Motor Company Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art," May 10, 1990–July 15, 1990.

High Museum of Art. "The New Vision: Photography between the World Wars. The Ford Motor Company Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art," February 5, 1991–April 28, 1991.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. "The New Vision: Photography between the World Wars. The Ford Motor Company Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art," June 8, 1991–August 4, 1991.

IVAM, Centre Julio Gonzalez, Valencia. "The New Vision, IVAM, Centre Julio Gonzalez, Valencia," January 20, 1995–March 26, 1995.

Hambourg, Maria Morris. The New Vision: Photography between the World Wars, Ford Motor Company Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1989. no. 105.



Versions of this image exist in both landscape and portrait orientation.
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