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Surreal Encounters: Collecting the Marvellous

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'Outstanding… the finest spread of surrealist art' -  Sunday Times

La Joie de vivre [The Joy of Life], 1936 by Max Ernst - Surreal Encounters

This book brings together over 160 of the finest surrealist artworks by artists including Salvador Dalí, Max Ernst, René Magritte, Joan Miró and Man Ray. The works hail from the four renowned and extraordinary private collections of Edward James, Roland Penrose, Gabrielle Keiller and Ulla and Heiner Pietzsch, and together offer a superb overview of surrealist art. The collections complement each other to an extraordinary degree and allow us to follow some of the artists’ careers from beginning to end. 

Ten essays complemented by 200 colour illustrations explore the different origins, historical contexts and creative urges behind these collections and paint a rich and full picture of the surrealist movement as a whole. 

The book accompanies the exhibition at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh from, Hamburger Kunsthalle and Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam in 2016-2017.

  • Author: Dawn Ades
  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Date published: July 2016
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-1906270971
  • Product Dimensions: 30 x 24.5 cm

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Surreal Encounters: Collecting the Marvellous