Since its inception in 1989, the gallery has presented a program of exceptional solo exhibitions and dynamic group shows. In autumn of 1999, the gallery moved from its original home in SoHo to its current location on the corner of 10th Avenue and 27th Street in Chelsea. In November 2011, the gallery opened its second location at 515 W. 27th Street, and in September 2014, a third space at 297 Tenth Avenue. The gallery publishes a variety of catalogues and monographs, participates in international art fairs and frequently presents outdoor public art projects.">

MAX ERNST

BIG BROTHER: TEACHING STAFF FOR A SCHOOL OF MURDERERS

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"The biggest telescopes do not give rise to the biggest astronomers."

Max Ernst


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Published on the occasion of the gallery's 2017 exhibition. Renowned Max Ernst scholar Jürgen Pech provides an incisive essay and exhaustive notes on the provenance, exhibition history, and literature for these rarely-exhibited sculptures.  Ernst's conceptual starting point for this group of works were the themes of (figurative) blindness, myopia, and of course, the total panopticism prophesied in Orwell's 1984.  Beautiful plate photography is complemented by a wealth of historical images of the works in past exhibitions and installations.     

Softcover, 44 pages; 8 ½ x 8 ½ inches / 21.6 x 21.6 cm. 
ISBN:   978·0·9968134-7·1

$25.00

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