A Little Later

1938

Object

Artist

Kay Sage, American, 1898-1963
Born: Albany, NY
Work Locations: United States

Country

Object Info

Object: painting
Not currently on view
Object ID: 1964.80

Medium/Technique

Oil paint on canvas

Credit

Gift of the Estate of Kay Sage Tanguy

More Info

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

Department

Modern and Contemporary Art

Caption

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

Inscription

BR, Kaye Sage

Extended Info

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