exhibition catalogue

Max Ernst, Man Ray, Dorothea Tanning – catalogue No.58

” What is the surrealism which Max Ernst, Dorothea Tanning and Man Ray are witnesses here?”

In 1938, the invitation of international Art Exhibition in Amsterdam in 1938 under a nice picture of Max Ernst you can find an answer: “The surrealism is not a literary or artistic school . It is a mental state. In our times, only the imagination can bring the feeling of liberty to the menaced mankind.”

This is an exhibition catalogue of the 3 painters, called “Max Ernst, Man Ray, Dorothea Tanning : trois painters américain, due tourangeux-un parisien”. The exhibition has taken place at the Museé des Beaux-Arts de Tours form november 10th – december 16th 1956. This catalogue is one out of 100 numbered catalogues and signed by all three artists. Nice and rare giving homage to all three painters.

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Ernst Fuchs – “Der Triumph der Sphinx”

Ernst Fuchs, one of the founders of the Viennese School of Fantastic Realism worked closely with the Galerie Sydow in Frankfurt. 1966, Ernst Fuchs made an exhibition, called “Sphinx” at the Gallery Sydow in Frankfurt, from which I want to show some correspondence between Fuchs & Sydow happening just before the exhibition . Fuchs especially mentions his works “der Triumph der Sphinx” and “Puttos Traum”. The correspondent pictures of the works are displayed as an extract from the exhibition catalogue, which was produced in a limited version of 3000. (all copyrights to the below pictures are to Ernst Fuchs)

 

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