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Raoul Ubac (Belgian, 1910-1985) Les Objets Fossiles

Auction:
3100B
Lot:
108
Sold for:
$984$800

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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 3100B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 11, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Raoul Ubac (Belgian, 1910-1985)

Les Objets Fossiles, 1939-40. Initialed "U" in pencil on the verso. Gelatin silver print on Agfa Brovira paper, image/sheet size 3 1/16 x 4 11/16 in. (7.5 x 11.8 cm), matted, framed.
Condition: Minor wear at edges.

N.B. Raoul Ubac was a French painter, sculptor, photographer, and engraver. In the late 1930s he was active in the Surrealist movement, and his photographs appeared frequently in the Surrealist publication Minotaure, alongside work by Brassaï, Jacques-André Boiffard, and Eugène Atget. Ubac experimented with multiple processes, including the combination of negatives, double exposures, and solarization before giving up photography in 1945.
Estimate $800-1,200


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N.B. Raoul Ubac, Agfa-Gevaert, Eugène Atget, Jacques-André Boiffard, Minotaure, Raoul Ubac, Surrealism, Visual arts

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