A Little Later

A Little Later

1938
Artist
Kay Sage, American, 1898-1963
Born: Albany, NY
Work Locations: United States
Country
United States
painting
Oil paint on canvas
Gift of the Estate of Kay Sage Tanguy
1964.80

Kay Sage
A Little Later, 1938
Oil paint on canvas
Gift of the Estate of Kay Sage Tanguy, 1964.80

Dimensions
image height: 36 in, 91.4400 cm; image width: 28 in, 71.1200 cm; frame height: 37 1/8 in, 94.2975 cm; frame width: 29 1/8 in, 73.9775 cm; frame depth: 1 3/4 in, 4.4450 cm
Inscription
BR, Kaye Sage
Department
Modern and Contemporary Art
Collection
Modern and Contemporary Art
Kay Sage is considered an important American surrealist, even though she was not a formal member of the group. Her work is unlike that of her French peers--who produced ambiguous, floating shapes and tangled drawings inspired by subconscious or unconscious associations--but is equally irrational. Each object is readily identifiable, yet the viewer is given no clue about what the image as a whole means, and is left with a series of questions. Why are the smooth egg-shapes defying gravity? What is the function of the disk-and-gear mechanism? What exists beyond the visible bars and blocks?
Exhibition History
  • "Retrospective"--Catherine Viviano Gallery, 1960
  • "American Still Life Painting"—Aspen Art Museum, 12/19/1996 - 04/06/1997

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