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The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters

until January 9, 2000

The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters

George Platt Lynes
(American, 1907-1955)
Portrait of Yves Tanguy, c. 1938
Gelatin silver print
Collection AGO
© 1999 AGO

A compelling installation of prints, drawings and photographs that provoke themes of the irrational, bizarre and the realm of the subconscious. Works by Goya, Giorgio de Chirico, Heinrich Hoerle, George Grosz, Otto Greiner, Philippe Halsman and others from both the permanent collection and private loans shed light on artists’ historical fascination with the dark side of human nature.

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