Today we celebrate the birthday of one of the gallery’s favorite artists, Hans Bellmer (13 March 1902 – 24 February 1975). He was a German Surrealist, widely known for his series of photographs of two adolescent female dolls, which he constructed himself. Through the staging and lighting of these photographs, Bellmer was able to imbue his work with emotion, intellect, and eroticism.

Hans Bellmer
La Poupée
[“The Doll”] 1935
Vintage gelatin silver print affixed to mount & taped to original stretcher
26 x 26 inches (66 x 66 cm)