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Beyond the Esplanade, Paintings Drawings and Prints from 1940 to 1965, Dorothea Tanning
Beyond the Esplanade, Paintings Drawings and Prints from 1940 to 1965, Dorothea Tanning at the Frey Norris Gallery. The gallery is now the Gallery Wendi Norris, in San Francisco.
Star Print Brokers prints this soft cover artist catalog for the gallery. It promotes the drawings, paintings and prints of Tanning.
The following is the artist biography, from the Gallery Wendi Norris website:
It is a 52 page catalog with essay by Amy Lyford. Amy Lyford is Associate Professor of Art History at Occidental College in Los Angeles. Her first book was, “Surrealist Masculinities: Gender Anxiety and the Aesthetics of Post World War I Reconstruction in France.” It was published by the University of California Press in 2007. She is currently completing a second book, “Negotiating Labor, Race, and Nation: Isamu Noguchi’s Modernism, 1930 – 1950,” also with The University of California Press.
Dorothea Tanning’s paintings, drawings, prints, and sculptures are widely exhibited in the US and abroad. They are in over fifty museum collections, including The Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Tate Modern, and the Centre Georges Pompidou, among others.
Tanning has published two collections of poetry, Coming to That (2004) and A Table of Content (2011), as well as two memoirs, Birthday (1986) and Between Lives (2001), and a short novel, Chasm (2004).
Born in 1910 in Galesburg, Illinois, Tanning supporting herself as a commercial artist, before meeting art dealer Julien Levy, and the Surrealist painter Max Ernst in New York in the early 1940s. A contributing participant to the Surrealist movement, she went on to marry Ernst. She and Ernst, living and working in the US and France during their 34 years together.
Tanning passed away in Manhattan in 2012 at the age of 101. Gallery Wendi Norris works with Tanning and her Foundation, for close to a decade. She had two solo exhibitions with the gallery.
In conclusion, you can purchase this catalog, and see more of Tanning’s work at the Gallery Wendi Norris website.