HANS BELLMER (1902-1975)
La Poupée, from Les Jeux de la Poupée, 1938
hand-colored gelatin silver print, mounted on paper
numbered '# 2' in pencil (mount, recto) variously numbered in pencil (mount, verso)
image/sheet: 514 x 514 in. (13.3 x 13.3 cm.)
mount: 958 x 714 in. (24.4 x 18.4 cm.)
This work is one from an an edition of 136, plus six hors-commerce proofs from the portfolio Les Jeux de la Poupée (Paris: Les Éditions Premières, 1949).
The collection of Herb Ritts;
Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles;
acquired from the above by the present owner, 2003.
R. de Solier, Les dessins de Hans Bellmer, Obliques, 1979, p. 98.
Hans Bellmer, Hans Bellmer: Photographs, Krannert Art Museum and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, c. 1991, p. 22.
Hans Bellmer, Hans Bellmer: The Doll, Treville Co.,Ltd, Japan, 1995, n.p.
Sue Taylor, Hans Bellmer: The Anatomy of Anxiety, MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass., c. 2000, p. 82.
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