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Rapid Transit

Artist:
Fred Becker, born Oakland, CA 1913-died Amherst, MA 2004  Search this
Medium:
wood engraving on paper
Dimensions:
image: 10 1/2 × 13 7/8 in. (26.8 × 35.2 cm) sheet: 14 3/4 × 17 1/2 in. (37.5 × 44.5 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
1938-1939
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
Cityscape\street  Search this
Architecture\vehicle\automobile  Search this
Travel\land  Search this
Cityscape\imaginary  Search this
State of being\phenomenon\surreal  Search this
New Deal\Works Progress Administration, Federal Art Project\New York City  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from D.C. Public Library
Object number:
1967.72.16
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Ideogram Brooch/Pendant with Two Striped and Wrapped Cats

Artist:
Colette, born Oakland, CA 1937  Search this
Medium:
fabricated 14k and 24k gold, fine and sterling silver, cloisonne enamel, and baroque Tahitian pearl
Dimensions:
2 x 3 1/8 x 1/2 in. (5.2 x 8.0 x 1.3 cm.)
Type:
Decorative Arts-Jewelry
Crafts
Date:
1989
Topic:
Animal\cat  Search this
State of being\phenomenon\surreal  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of an anonymous donor
Object number:
1991.149.2
Restrictions & Rights:
© 1989, Colette
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Department:
Renwick Gallery
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edanmdm:saam_1991.149.2

Treasures in the Mediterranean

Artist:
Narcissus Quagliata, born Rome, Italy 1942  Search this
Medium:
leaded glass and painted wood
Dimensions:
left and right panels each: 111 x 48 1/8 x 1 1/2 in. (281.9 x 122.3 x 3.9 cm) center panel: 101 x 4 1/4 x 7/8 in. (256.5 x 10.9 x 2.3 cm)
Type:
Decorative Arts-Glass
Crafts
Date:
1986
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Animal\fish  Search this
Figure male\knee length  Search this
State of being\phenomenon\surreal  Search this
Fantasy\animal\fish  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Anne and Ronald Abramson
Object number:
1991.166A-C
Restrictions & Rights:
© 1986, Narcissus Quagliata
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Department:
Renwick Gallery
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Anybody's Journey

Artist:
Robin Kranitzky, born Richmond, VA 1956  Search this
Kim Overstreet, born Christiansburg, VA 1955  Search this
Medium:
constructed, cut, carved, and glued balsa wood, silver, Micarta, copper, acrylic, polymer clay, glass beads, postcard fragments, and found objects
Dimensions:
3 1/4 x 3 1/4 x 7/8 in. (8.3 x 8.3 x 2.3 cm.)
Type:
Decorative Arts-Jewelry
Crafts
Date:
1990
Topic:
Architecture\vehicle\automobile  Search this
Animal\bird  Search this
Figure female\head  Search this
Landscape\imaginary  Search this
Travel\land\automobile  Search this
State of being\phenomenon\surreal  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Helen Williams Drutt English in honor of the birth of Allen Hubbard Hurdle, November 1, 1991, son of Robin Kranitzky and Allen Hurdle
Object number:
1991.198
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Department:
Renwick Gallery
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Message

Artist:
Ivan Tabakovic, Yugoslavian, born Arad, Hungary 1898-died Belgrade, Yugoslavia 1977  Search this
Medium:
paper, ink and crayon on paperboard
Dimensions:
sheet: 19 5/8 x 16 in. (49.9 x 40.7 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1968
Topic:
Figure\fragment\hand  Search this
Animal\bird  Search this
State of being\phenomenon\surreal  Search this
Object\written matter  Search this
Object\other\sewing tool  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Dorsky
Object number:
1968.74
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Department:
Graphic Arts
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Untitled (Bride and Groom)

Artist:
Arthur Tress, born New York City 1940  Search this
Medium:
gelatin silver print
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Topic:
Dress\costume  Search this
Figure\full length  Search this
State of being\phenomenon\surreal  Search this
State of being\other\bride  Search this
Architecture Interior\religious\church  Search this
Architecture Interior\ruins  Search this
State of being\other\groom  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the National Endowment for the Arts
Object number:
1983.63.1490
Restrictions & Rights:
© 1976, Arthur Tress
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Eonic Queen, from the series Views from the Shoreline

Artist:
Ruth Thorne-Thomsen, born New York City, NY 1943  Search this
Medium:
toned gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
image: 4 7/8 x 3 3/4 in. (12.4 x 9.4 cm.)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1986
Topic:
Architecture\vehicle\airplane  Search this
Figure female\head  Search this
Landscape\coast  Search this
State of being\phenomenon\surreal  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase
Object number:
1989.20.1
Restrictions & Rights:
© 1986, Ruth Thorne-Thomsen
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Despair

Artist:
Nan Lurie, born New York City 1910  Search this
Medium:
lithograph
Dimensions:
sheet: 23 x 16 in. (58.4 x 40.6 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
n.d.
Topic:
Figure group\male  Search this
Ethnic\African-American  Search this
State of being\mood\desolation  Search this
State of being\phenomenon\surreal  Search this
State of being\other\unemployed  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Audrey McMahon
Object number:
1968.98.7
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Mlle Modiste

Artist:
Howard Taft Lorenz, born 1906-died Los Angeles, CA 1956  Search this
Medium:
oil on canvas
Dimensions:
29 7/8 x 24 1/4 in. (76.0 x 61.5 cm)
Type:
Painting
Folk Art
Date:
ca. 1935-1943
Topic:
Figure female  Search this
Architecture\domestic\bedroom  Search this
State of being\phenomenon\surreal  Search this
New Deal\Works Progress Administration, Federal Art Project\New York City  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from General Services Administration
Object number:
1971.447.56
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Department:
Painting and Sculpture
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"Though all the winds of doctrine were let loose to play upon the earth, so truth be in the field, we do ingloriously...to misdoubt her strength. Let her and falsehood grapple; who ever knew truth put to the worse in a free and open encounter?" --John Milton, Areopagitica, 1644. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man.

Artist:
René Magritte, Belgian, born Lessines, Belgium 1898-died Brussels, Belgium 1967  Search this
Medium:
gouache on paper mounted on paperboard
Dimensions:
sheet: 9 1/4 x 7 1/2 in. (23.4 x 19.0 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
ca. 1958
Topic:
Figure male\waist length  Search this
Disaster\shipwreck  Search this
Disaster\storm  Search this
State of being\phenomenon\surreal  Search this
Allegory\quality\truth  Search this
Object\foodstuff\beverage  Search this
Object\foodstuff\bread  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Container Corporation of America
Object number:
1984.124.195
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The Night Obscure

Artist:
Jacob Kainen, born Waterbury, CT 1909-died Washington, DC 2001  Search this
Medium:
aquatint and drypoint
Dimensions:
11 7/8 x 9 in. (30.2 x 22.9 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
1949
Topic:
Cityscape\time\night  Search this
Figure male\full length  Search this
State of being\phenomenon\surreal  Search this
Cityscape\celestial\star  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of an anonymous donor
Object number:
1995.98
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Wildeview

Artist:
John Wilde, born Milwaukee, WI 1919-died Cooksville, WI 2006  Search this
Medium:
lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
sheet and image: 23 1/2 x 35 3/4 in. (59.7 x 90.8 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
1985
Topic:
Landscape  Search this
Fantasy\winged being  Search this
State of being\phenomenon\surreal  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Schmidt-Bingham Gallery
Object number:
1996.62
Restrictions & Rights:
© 1985, John Wilde
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Life is a Dream, Then You Wake Up

Artist:
Enrique Chagoya, born Mexico City, Mexico 1953  Search this
Publisher:
Segura Publishing Company  Search this
Medium:
color monotype on Amate paper
Dimensions:
sheet and image: 42 5/8 x 46 5/8 in. (108.2 x 118.4 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
1995
Topic:
Figure\fragment\skull  Search this
Figure\head  Search this
State of being\phenomenon\surreal  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase made possible by the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, Calvert Walke Tazewell, and Mr. and Mrs. G. Mennen Williams
Object number:
1996.67
Restrictions & Rights:
© 1995, Enrique Chagoya
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School, from the series Fantasies

Artist:
Lamar Baker, born Atlanta, GA 1908-died Talbotton, GA 1994  Search this
Medium:
lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
15 7/8 x 11 3/8 in. (40.3 x 28.9 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
ca. 1937
Topic:
Figure\fragment\hand  Search this
State of being\phenomenon\surreal  Search this
Fantasy\animal\snake  Search this
Object\other\dish  Search this
Architecture Exterior\education  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift by exchange from The Columbus Museum, Georgia
Object number:
1998.115.11
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Textile Tangle

Artist:
Lamar Baker, born Atlanta, GA 1908-died Talbotton, GA 1994  Search this
Medium:
lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
11 1/2 x 16 1/8 in. (29.2 x 41 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
1938
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
State of being\phenomenon\surreal  Search this
Architecture Interior\industry\factory  Search this
Architecture Exterior\domestic\house  Search this
Object\foliage\cotton  Search this
Occupation\industry\textiles  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift by exchange from The Columbus Museum, Georgia
Object number:
1998.115.12
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Department:
Graphic Arts
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Field Hands

Artist:
Lamar Baker, born Atlanta, GA 1908-died Talbotton, GA 1994  Search this
Medium:
lithograph
Dimensions:
8 3/4 x 11 1/2 in. (22.2 x 29.2 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
1940
Topic:
Architecture\machine  Search this
Figure\fragment\hand  Search this
Occupation\farm\harvesting  Search this
State of being\phenomenon\surreal  Search this
Object\foliage\cotton  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift by exchange from The Columbus Museum, Georgia
Object number:
1998.115.17
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Department:
Graphic Arts
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African Fantasy, from the series Fantasies

Artist:
Lamar Baker, born Atlanta, GA 1908-died Talbotton, GA 1994  Search this
Medium:
lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
16 1/4 x 11 1/2 in. (41.3 x 29.2 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
1936
Topic:
Figure female\nude  Search this
Figure female\full length  Search this
Ethnic\African  Search this
State of being\phenomenon\surreal  Search this
Dress\accessory\shoe  Search this
Dress\costume\mask  Search this
Allegory\civic\injustice  Search this
Dress\ceremonial\formal dress  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift by exchange from The Columbus Museum, Georgia
Object number:
1998.115.2
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Graphic Arts
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Commuter's Fantasy, from the series Fantasies

Artist:
Lamar Baker, born Atlanta, GA 1908-died Talbotton, GA 1994  Search this
Medium:
lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
16 x 11 1/4 in. (40.6 x 28.6 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
1936
Topic:
Animal\bird  Search this
Travel\land\train  Search this
State of being\phenomenon\surreal  Search this
Figure\fragment\nose  Search this
Object\furniture\couch  Search this
Object\furniture\clock  Search this
Object\other\birdhouse  Search this
Object\other\lantern  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift by exchange from The Columbus Museum, Georgia
Object number:
1998.115.3
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Department:
Graphic Arts
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edanmdm:saam_1998.115.3

Religion - 1936

Artist:
Lamar Baker, born Atlanta, GA 1908-died Talbotton, GA 1994  Search this
Medium:
lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
15 3/4 x 11 3/4 in. (40 x 29.8 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
1936
Topic:
Allegory\religion  Search this
State of being\phenomenon\surreal  Search this
Object\written matter\book  Search this
Architecture Exterior\religious\church  Search this
Object\written matter\scroll  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift by exchange from The Columbus Museum, Georgia
Object number:
1998.115.4
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Department:
Graphic Arts
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edanmdm:saam_1998.115.4

Uruguay Recordandote

Artist:
Naul Ojeda, born Montevideo, Uruguay 1939-died Arlington, VA 2002  Search this
Medium:
woodcut on paper
Dimensions:
image: 20 x 14 in. (50.8 x 35.6 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
1979
Topic:
Figure(s) in exterior  Search this
Architecture\boat  Search this
Animal\bird  Search this
Figure\head  Search this
Landscape\celestial\sun  Search this
Allegory\civic\liberty  Search this
State of being\phenomenon\surreal  Search this
Landscape\Uruguay  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Julia D. Strong Endowment
Object number:
1998.89.1
Restrictions & Rights:
© 1979, Naul Ojeda
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Graphic Arts
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