A giant sunflower has found its way into a seedy hotel corridor and lies beside its broken stem.
Eine kleine Nachtmusik by Dorothea Tanning, 1943
© DACS, London 2007
- Oil on canvas
- 40.7 x 61 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £59,379 ( Total: £156,250; Export stopped)
- Acquired in:
- Mayor Gallery
Two of its petals are on the stairs and a third is held by a doll dressed in tattered garments leaning against a door. Nearby stands a girl, whose hair flies upwards as though struck by a violent gust of wind. According to the artist, the sunflower represents the 'never-ending battle we wage with unknown forces'.
Acquired from the artist by Sir Roland Penrose in Sept 1946. By descent to present owner, Anthony Penrose via Mayor Gallery.