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Our Autumn 2016 exhibition
Dorothea Tanning | On Paper: The Friezes | 2016 Exhibition | Gallery of Surrealism
Mixed media works created in a wide horizontal format during the 1960's-1970's.


In 1965 a series of "friezes" began for me. Between sessions devoted to painting on
big canvases I drew, generally with a soft lead, and very fast, my figures on long strips
of elegant papers (chutes, scraps from the paper cutter). A simple exercise at first, it
became over the years a continuing need....
  -Dorothea Tanning, Hail, Delirium!, 1992

Dorothea Tanning - On Paper: The Friezes - Untitled - circa 1974 graphite and watercolor on paper

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