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Danger, Construction Ahead

Danger, Construction Ahead shows a sentinel-lined bridge abruptly ending at a sharp point. In 1940, when Kay Sage painted this otherworldly landscape, she had just returned to her native United States after a long period abroad. Later that year, she married the Surrealist painter Yves Tanguy, who aided her transition from life in Italy and Paris to New York. The clear highlight of her first solo exhibition in New York, this painting began a prolific phase in Sage's work of "intuitive sceneries," in which the imagination shaped all.

Geography: Made in United States

Culture: American

Period: 20th century

Credit: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh J. Chisholm, Jr., B.A. 1936 ...
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Oil on canvas
111.8 x 157.5cm
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