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In the Third Sleep

A work made of oil on canvas.

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.

Date:

1944

Artist:

Kay Sage
American, 1898–1963

About this artwork

Kay Sage depicted a large, two-pronged structure resembling drapery, which rises straight up into the air from a ramp or dock that recedes into the distance at right and is punctuated by geometric and curvilinear forms. The striking canvas suggests the mystifying environs of a dreamscape, reflecting Sage’s fascination with the unconscious. In the mid-1930s, the artist lived in Paris and worked alongside French Surrealists, including Yves Tanguy, whom she married in 1940 after moving to New York at the outbreak of World War II. Painted in 1944, In the Third Sleep attests to her continued investigation of the otherworldly.

Status

On View, Gallery 262

Department

Arts of the Americas

Artist

Kay Sage

Title

In the Third Sleep

Place

United States (Object made in)

Date

1944

Medium

Oil on canvas

Inscriptions

signed l.r. Kay Sage 44

Dimensions

100.3 × 144.8 cm (39 1/2 × 57 in.)

Credit Line

Friends of American Art Collection; Watson F. Blair Prize Fund

Reference Number

1945.198

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