Max Ernst, 30 years of his work: A survey: The Copley Galleries, January 10–February 20, 1949

Exhibition Catalog. William Nelson Copley, Beverly Hills, CA, 1949. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. A limited-edition catalog published on the occasion of the exhibition with an introduction extracts by André Breton and Piet Mondrian and divided into two sections. The first section “At Eye Level” includes poems and comments alongside captions and illustrations translated to English from: Joe Bousquet, Paul Eluard, Dorothea Tanning, Benjamin Peret, Rene Crevel, Robert Desnos and Nicolas Calas. The second section “Paramyths” printed on blue stock includes eight new poems each with an illustrated collage by Max Ernst. With a catalog of 66 works itemized between 1919 and 1940. This edition designed by Max Ernst and printed by Lynton R. Kistler comprises 513 numbered copies, this copy is no. 286. An important catalog from William Copley and John Ployardt’s modest and short-lived Beverly Hills gallery, highly regarded for its important exhibitions dedicated to influential Surrealists including: René Magritte, Joseph Cornell, Yves Tanguy, Roberto Matta, Man Ray and Max Ernst. 10.25×7.5”, 40 pp, hardcover with a variety of paper stocks. Fine with a hint of wear and lightly rubbed boards. (#KC15828) $250.00

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