The Cleveland Museum of Art

Collection Online as of February 27, 2024

Royal Wedding

Royal Wedding

(Argentinian, 1906–2012)
Image: 13.5 x 20.4 cm (5 5/16 x 8 1/16 in.)
Location: not on view


A photograph of cut paper can tell a children’s fairy-tale or express trenchant political commentary. Nerlinger’s sketch for a never-produced, animated fairy-tale film uses a layered tissue paper technique that he devised for children’s book illustrations. Coppola’s three-dimensional paper construction sits atop a photograph of crowds lining the route to the wedding of Prince George, Duke of Kent, and Princess Marina of Greece. It was publicized as a fairy-tale romance to bolster public opinion of the monarchy and distract the populace from the grave economic situation during the Great Depression. The rationality and balance of Coppola’s geometric forms are belied by their material: they are cut from the daily stock listings in a London newspaper.
  • (Kunsthaus Lempertz, Cologne)
    The artist, Buenos Aires
    (Michael Hoppen Gallery, London)
    David Raymond [b.1979], New York, NY
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • Cleveland Museum of Art, Tom E. Hinson, Ian Walker, and Lisa Kurzner. Forbidden Games: Surrealist and Modernist Photography : the David Raymond Collection in the Cleveland Museum of Art. 2014. cat. no 43, p. 78
    Coppola, Horacio, and Amanda Hopkinson. Horacio Coppola. London: Guiding Light, 2001. p. 19
  • Forbidden Games: Surrealist and Modernist Photography. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (October 19, 2014-January 11, 2015).
  • {{cite web|title=Royal Wedding|url=false|author=Horacio Coppola|year=1934|access-date=27 February 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

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