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Birthday
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Birthday

Dorothea Tanning, American, 1910 - 2012

Geography:
Made in United States, North and Central America

Date:
1942

Medium:
Oil on canvas

Dimensions:
40 1/4 × 25 1/2 inches (102.2 × 64.8 cm) Frame: 47 3/8 × 32 3/4 × 2 1/2 inches (120.3 × 83.2 × 6.4 cm)

Copyright:
© Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Curatorial Department:
American Art

* Gallery 269, Modern and Contemporary Art, second floor

Accession Number:
1999-50-1

Credit Line:
125th Anniversary Acquisition. Purchased with funds contributed by C. K. Williams, II, 1999

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Label:
In Birthday, Dorothea Tanning filters the dreams and desires of the Surrealist vision through a self-portrait. Yet although the likeness of the face is astonishing, the artist does more to create a character than to reveal one who already exists. The woman's exotic garb, the furry creature, and the infinite recession of doors point toward adventures that lie just off the canvas.


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