Saturday, May 20, 2017

Max Ernst at Paul Kasmin

John and I were pleased to catch three new Max Ernst sculptures at the Kasmin Gallery in Chelsea (before the show closed on May 13th).
The bronze trio were entitled Big Brother: Teaching Staff for a School of Murderers. They were conceived by Max Ernst in 1967. The gallery press release does not say when the bronze figures were cast -- whether in Ernst's lifetime or recently.
The title head, Big Brother, was situated between two seated figures, Séraphine Cherubin and Séraphin le Néophyte,
Despite the dark title we found the sculptures charming and humorous, especially the Big Brother head with its smart cap and big ears. It would look great in a garden.

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