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Traum [Sudden Fright]
Collage with original photographic elements
5 x 7 in (12.7 x 17.7 cm)
Swann Galleries - New York
Courtesy of Swann Galleries (Auction, Oct 15, 2007, #2124, Lot 80)
Reproduced in Das Illustrierte Blatt, March 1936. An unabashedly Freudian-inspired image, from the fanciful series, "Tonight I Dreamed (A Stroll Over the Waves of Consciousness.)"
The caption translates: "Sudden Fright. Suddenly a bizarre being appears before her. Its form is indescribable, and its glowing breath hisses menacingly. In horror, the dreamer screams." (See: The New Yorker Magazine, Feb. 17-24, 1936, p. 20.)