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“marked by the intense irrational reality of a dream”

Lois Guarino, The Owl Girl, from “Dream Transformation” series, 2001 (23.2001) (loisguarino.com) André Breton, [André Breton], ca. 1929 (2007.25.3) So strong is the belief in life, in what is most fragile in life – real life, I mean – that … Continue reading

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Magritte with Hat

Duane Michals, Magritte with Hat, 1965 (2012.39.1) “Among my pantheon of myths, Rene Magritte casts the furthest shadow of illumination,” says Duane Michals about meeting the Belgian artist in 1965. “I was 33 and he was 65 when I visited him … Continue reading

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Her chromium nerves and her platinum brain were chastely encased in cellophane…

Hans Richter, Dreams That Money Can Buy, 1947 Dreams That Money Can Buy The Story Joe, a young poet in a desperate mood, determines to capitalize on his unique gift for interpreting one’s inmost dreams. He settles down in a … Continue reading

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“No Really, You’re Such a Doll . . .”

Ruth Bernhard, Broken Doll, 1938 Hans Bellmer, The Doll, 1935 Fred Stein, [Doll in glass jar], ca. 1935 Cindy Sherman, Untitled #341, 1999 Dolls frequently manage to resist categorical definition because they hover between anthropological artifacts, toys, and avatars. More … Continue reading

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photobooth

Andy Warhol, Photo booth Strip (Holly Solomon 110), ca. 1964 Unidentified photographer, [Andre Breton], ca. 1929 Anatol Josepho, [Self-portrait of Anatol Josepho with Terrier], 1928-30 The original Photomaton was unveiled by Anatol Josepho in 1925 in a studio on Broadway, … Continue reading

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