Nov 14, 2013
Jul 6, 2010
Nov 14, 2013

Angkor-Thom

Angkor-Thom

c. 1930s

Georges Hugnet

(French, 1906–1974)

Photomechanical reproduction, collage

Image: 13.1 x 10 cm (5 3/16 x 3 15/16 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 2007.54

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A full-scale replica of the temple of Angkor Wat at the 1931 International Colonial Exposition of Paris sparked popular interest in architecture in Cambodia, which was then a French protectorate. Hugnet transformed a gallery announcement for a 1926 exhibition of drawings of Cambodian ruins into a satirical portrait by merely gluing four tiny bits of printed paper onto the image of the temple. The Surrealists staged two public protests against the Colonial Exposition; Hugnet’s collage may have been a more intimate form of commentary.

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