First printing of this comprehensive and profusely illustrated catalogue produced to accompany a major exhibition of the work of German artist Max Ernst, at Galeries Nationales du Grand-Palais, in Paris in 1975.
Designed in landscape form, this curious and very generous catalogue is illustrated throughout with colour and black and white reproductions of Ernst’s paintings, drawings, sculptures, collages, frottage, graphics, etching, etc., running chronologically and featuring columns of autobiographical testimonies and theoretical writings of Max Ernst, memories of friends, poetry, reflections, and correspondences with other artists, writings by critics or other artists (Tristan Tzara, Hans Ary, Paul Eluard, Patrick Waldberg, Benjamin Péret, André Breton, Louis Aragon, Dorothea Tanning, Hns Richter, George Bataille, and many others), etc. set in parallel, relating to reproductions of his work, social photographs, and other imagery. Also features a bibliography, list of works, and texts by Werner Spies and others. A very interesting monograph on the artist. All texts are in their original French.
Max Ernst (2 April 1891 – 1 April 1976) was a German painter, sculptor, graphic artist, and poet. A prolific artist, Ernst was a primary pioneer of the Dada movement and Surrealism.
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