Max Ernst. Textes de Joe Bousquet et Michel Tapié.
Max Ernst. Textes de Joe Bousquet et Michel Tapié.
Max Ernst To Man Ray, A Surrealist Association Copy

Max Ernst. Textes de Joe Bousquet et Michel Tapié.

[Paris] 17, Place Vendôme: René Drouin, MCML [1950]. With 11 full-page illustrations, and 11 black and white photographic reproductions (among them a folded and mounted). First edition. Association copy, inscribed by Max Ernst to Man Ray and Juliet. In publisher’s illustrated wrappers, printed in green and red. 61, (3) p. [6 plates and the unnumbered pages with illustrations are included.]. The wrappers are artistically restored at spine, the rear cover also at left edge. Very slightly worn at extremities. Inside clean and well preserved. Housed in custom-made folder. Overall a very good copy.

An association copy, inscribed by Max Ernst to Man Ray and his wife Juliet.

An important presentation copy, inscribed by Max Ernst in French to Man Ray and Juliet with “amités transatlantique”.

Max Ernst and Man Ray, the chief figures of the Surrealist movement, were not just associates in the avant-garde movement and scenes, since its earliest times (eg. both artists were represented in the first Surrealist exhibition in Paris in 1925) but also very close friends who held double wedding together in 1946 when Max Ernst married to Dorothea Tanning and May Ray to Juliet Browner, the modern dancer, the other addressee of the dedication.

The book contains two essays on Max Ernst the German Dadaist and Surrealist artist, the first one is by the poet Joë Bousquet, who was a friend of Max Ernst and many Surrealist artists and also a collector of their artworks. The second essay, which is “forwarded” by eleven full page images by Max Ernst, is by the art critic, curator, and collector Michel Tapié. The book finishes with the eleven black and white photographic reproductions of Max Ernst painting.

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Price: €5,000.00