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From the Vault: Yves Tanguy

Yves Tanguy (American, b. France, 1900- 1955) Rhabdomacie , 1947 Color Etching Gift of Mrs. John D. Rockfeller 3rd (Blanchette Hooker, class of 1931) 1953.1.19

On January 5, 1900 the surrealist artist Yves Tanguy was born in Paris. Tanguy, who was married to fellow artist Kay Sage, once said of his process:

“The [work] develops before my eyes, unfolding its surprises as it progresses. It is this which gives me the sense of the complete liberty, and for this reason I am incapable of forming a plan or making a sketch beforehand.”

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