Modern and Contemporary Art
The Storm (Black Landscape)
Yves Tanguy, American (born France), 1900 - 1955
Oil on canvas© Estate of Yves Tanguy / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
32 1/8 x 25 3/4 inches (81.6 x 65.4 cm)
Currently not on view
1950-134-187The Louise and Walter Arensberg Collection, 1950
Valentine Hugo (1887-1968), Paris, by 1936 ; sold to Louise and Walter C. Arensberg, Los Angeles, October 1937 ; 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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