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Gunther Gerzso

Imagen Apotropaíco (Apotropaic Image)


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  • Artist Gunther Gerzso (Mexican, 1915–2000)
  • Title Imagen Apotropaíco (Apotropaic Image)
  • Date 1953
  • Medium Oil on canvas
  • Dimensions unframed | 39 5/8 x 25 9/16 x 1 1/2 in.
  • Credit line Gift of Joseph Pulitzer, Jr., 1962
  • Object number WU 4021
  • Currently on View Gertrude Bernoudy Gallery, Room 4

Artists in Exile: European Surrealists in the US during and after World War II
Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University in St. Louis, 09/01/2023

Mr. Joseph Pulitzer, Jr.

Inscription Recto, lower right, in brown paint: GERZSÒ / G. 53

Inscription Verso, lower right, in black marker: GERZSÒ / 53 at LR of canvas, written (signed?) in black marker:

Label Verso, upper left of stretcher, fragmented at ULC, yellowed rectangular label, printed in black: TE MEXICANO, Milán 18, México, D. F. / [typewritten] [first part of text torn off:] ER GERZSO / il on canvas / 1953 / APOTROPAIC IMAGE / 39 x 25, 1/4 inches

Label Verso, upper center of stretcher, yellowed rectangular label, in black: GALERIA DE ARTE MEXICANO, Milán 18, México, D. F. / [printed:] Autor [typewritten:] GUNTER GERZSO / [printed:] Medio [typewritten:] OLEO sobre tela / [printed:] Fecha [typewritten"] 1953 / [printed:] Título [typewritten:] Apotrpaic Image [sic]

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