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Wolfgang Paalen: Surrealist in Paris and Mexico

Clth, 6.25 x 9.5 in. / 207 pgs / 207 color. | 1/21/2020 | In stock
ISBN 9783960985877 | $55.00



Wolfgang Paalen: Surrealist in Paris and MexicoWolfgang Paalen: Surrealist in Paris and Mexico

Published by Walther König, Köln.
Edited with text by Stella Rollig, Andreas Neufert, Franz Smola. Text by Dawn Ades, Colin Browne, et al.

Bound in a gorgeous cloth cover, this is the first overview in 20 years on Wolfgang Paalen, international ambassador for surrealism, abstract expressionist precursor and creator of the “fumage” technique

The extraordinary German Austrian Mexican painter, sculptor and theorist Wolfgang Paalen (1905–59) moved too fast for art history, which is only now beginning to catch up with his many accomplishments.

A member of the Abstraction-Création group in the mid-1930s, he joined the surrealist movement in 1935. He went into exile in Mexico in 1939 (at the invitation of Frida Kahlo), where he promoted the surrealist cause and edited the influential art magazine DYN; after the war he moved to San Francisco, forming the Dynaton Group with Gordon Onslow Ford and Lee Mullican. Paalen’s pictures and texts were an inspiration for abstract expressionists such as Pollock, Newman and Rothko, no doubt due to his pioneering “fumage” technique, which deployed candle smoke to create abstract patterns.

This beautiful catalogue spans all of the artist’s periods, also illuminating his work on British Columbian and Mexican art, as well as his writings.



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Walther König, Köln

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