Dreaming of Paris

With photographs by Man Ray, Brassaï, and Ilse Bing, a new exhibition of Surrealist images from the 1920s and ’30s captures the magic and majesty of the City of Light.

Ilse Bing, Danseuse-Cancan, Moulin Rouge, Paris, 1931

Gelatin silver print 14 x 11 in.

© Ilse Bing Estate / Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York
Courtesy Zabriskie Gallery, NY

Ilse Bing, Eiffel Tower, 1934

Gelatin silver print 8 3/4 x 11 in.

© Estate of Ilse Bing / Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York
Courtesy Galerie Karsten Greve AG, St. Moritz, Switzerland

André Kertész, Clock of the Académie Française, Paris, 1932

Gelatin silver print 9 7/8 x 7 3/4 in.

© Estate of André Kertész / Higher Pictures
The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

Man Ray, Barbette Applying Makeup, 1926

Gelatin silver print 8 5/8 in. x 6 7/16 in.

© 2009 Man Ray Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris
The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

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Hans Bellmer, La Poupée (The Doll), 1934

Gelatin silver print 29 7/8 x 20 1/8 in.

© 2009 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris
Ubu Gallery, New York & Galerie Berinson, Berlin

André Kertész, Eiffel Tower, 1929

Gelatin silver print 9 1/8 in. x 11 ¾ in.

© Estate of André Kertész/Higher Pictures
Purchase, gift of Mr. Edwynn Houk, Renée & Paul Mansheim, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lane Stokes, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Robert K. Molloy, Mr. Robert McLanahan Smith, III, Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Waitzer, Mr. Calvin H. Childress, Mr. and Mrs. Howard M. Martinez, Jr., and in memory of Alice R. and Sol B. Frank, Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA

Man Ray, For Electricity (Pour Électricité), 1930

Gelatin silver print, 9 3/8 x 7 in.

© 2009 Man Ray Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris
The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

Germaine Krull, La Tour Eiffel (The Eiffel Tower), ca. 1928

Gelatin silver print 9 1/8 in. x 6 1/6 in.

© Estate Germaine Krull, Museum Folkwang, Essen
Collection of the Sack Photographic Trust of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Germaine Krull, Le Cinéma Paramount, Paris, ca. 1930

Gelatin silver print 5 3/8 x 3 ½ in.

© Estate Germaine Krull, Museum Folkwang, Essen
Museum purchase, Horace W. Goldsmith and Art Purchase Funds, Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA

André Kertész, Daisy Bar, 1934

Gelatin silver print 9 ¾ x 7 1/8 in.

© Estate of André Kertész / Higher Pictures
Courtesy of Stephen Daiter Gallery, Chicago

Eugène Atget, The Wine Seller, 15 Rue Boyer, 1910–1911

Gelatin-silver print (printed by Berenice Abbott) 9 x 6 ½ in.

Gift of Walter P. Chrysler, Jr., Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA.

Eugène Atget, Rue du Figuier, 1924

Albumen print 9 in. x 7 in.

Gift of Walter P. Chrysler, Jr. by Exchange, Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA

Dora Maar, Léonor Fini, 1936

Gelatin silver photograph 11 15/16 x 9 3/6 in.

© 2009 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Gift of the Annenberg Foundation, courtesy of Wallis Annenberg, The Manfred Heiting Collection

Georges Hugnet, Paris by Night, n.d.

Hand-tinted collage on postcard 5 7/8 x 4 1/8 in.

© 2009 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris
Collection Timothy Baum, New York