The Storm (Black Landscape)

Yves Tanguy, American (born France), 1900 - 1955

Made in France, Europe


Oil on canvas

32 1/8 x 25 3/4 inches (81.6 x 65.4 cm) Frame: 38 7/8 × 32 3/4 × 4 1/8 inches (98.7 × 83.2 × 10.5 cm)

© Estate of Yves Tanguy / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Curatorial Department:
European Painting

* Gallery 169, Modern and Contemporary Art, first floor

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Credit Line:
The Louise and Walter Arensberg Collection, 1950

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Valentine Hugo (1887-1968), Paris, by 1936 [1]; sold to Louise and Walter C. Arensberg, Los Angeles, October 1937 [2]; gift to PMA, 1950. 1. Written on old stretcher: "Collection Valentine Hugo / 2 rue de Sontag Paris" (see photo in curatorial file). Hugo, an artist and member of the Surrealist movement herself, is listed as the owner in the 1936/1937 exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, "Fantastic Art, Dada and Surrealism"; three of her works appeared in the exhibition. A friend of Tanguy, she probably acquired the painting directly from him. 2. Purchased in 1937 via the Museum of Modern Art, New York, from the exhibition cited above, for $155.00, as per letter from MoMA, November 12, 1951 to Walter Arensberg (original in Arensberg Archives).

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