This long-overdue monograph relates the fascinating story of the son of great surrealist, master Max Ernst and a Jewish mother killed in the ...Show synopsisThis long-overdue monograph relates the fascinating story of the son of great surrealist, master Max Ernst and a Jewish mother killed in the Holocaust.Hide synopsis
Description:Dust Jacket Included. Fine oversized hardcover in a Near Fine...Dust Jacket Included. Fine oversized hardcover in a Near Fine dustjacket. The dustjacket is very slightly shelf worn but with no tears or chips missing. The interior text and photos are very bright and clean. Overall, a very attractive copy. 166 pp. NOTE: This is an oversized book and may require extra shipping costs; please contact us for an accurate quote.
Description:VG/VG. This beautiful volume brings together reproductions of...VG/VG. This beautiful volume brings together reproductions of Jimmy Ernst's finest paintings, a tribute by Kurt Vonnegut, two revelatory interviews, poems by Louis Simpson, a selection of the artist's own writings, and a monographic essay by Donald Kuspit (from the DJ). This book has it all! Orange stamped cloth, color DJ. 166 pp. 44 bw, 62 color plates.
Donald Kuspit's essays provide in-depth arguments realizing the incredible influence Jimmy Ernest's work had on artist such as Nancy Graves, Mel Bochner and ultimately has had on Julie Mehretu. The later is certainly indebted to Jimmy Ernst's obsessive line overlays from her earliest work unto the latest (2010).
Besides the intellectualism imbued in Ernst's work, Kuspit has afforded us the opportunity to have more source depth related with most of the work included in this excellent monograph. The reproductions of Jimmy's work are crisp and seemingly accurate. Numerous "art world' people are included in some striking photos as well.
Kuspit's addition of relevant Interviews and poems with and about Jimmy Ernst's work AND life make this an ideal companion with Jimmy's autobiography, "A Not So Still Life." Kuspit certainly opens the door of exploring Max Ernst's life as well.
This is a must read/study for anyone seriously interested in contemporary art.
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