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Max Ernst: Illustrated Books

March 2 – September 6, 2008
West Building, Ground Floor, G21

Max Ernst, Les malheurs des immortels, Paris, 1922, National Gallery of Art Library, David K.E. Bruce Fund

This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery.

Overview: 19 works by surrealist artist Max Ernst were selected from the National Gallery of Art Library rare book collection for this display. Included were pages from Ernst’s collage novels La Femme 100 têtes (1929), Rêve d’une petite fille qui voulut entrer au Carmel (1930), and Une Semaine de bonté (1934).

Organization: The exhibition was organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington. Neal Turtell, executive librarian, National Gallery of Art, and Jennie King, doctoral candidate in the department of art and archaeology, Princeton University, were curators.

Ernst, Max
German, 1891 - 1976