On the Cover of Chronogram: Georges Malkine and video with Derin Tanyol

La Dame de pique (Queen of Spades), Georges Malkine, oil and collage on board, 38 x 23 cm, 1926

La Dame de pique (Queen of Spades), Georges Malkine, oil and collage on board, 38 x 23 cm, 1926

The moody, brooding landscape on this month’s cover is a small, early painting by Georges Malkine, whose work and anti-career are the subject of an exhibition opening this month at the Woodstock Artists Association Museum (WAAM).

A complex character, Malkine began his work as a painter in 1920s Montparnasse, the Left Bank artists’ neighborhood of Paris, alongside a number of other, but now better-known artists, including André Masson, Joan Miró, Yves Tanguy, and Man Ray. Together, they were responsible for the early injection of painting and visual art into the nascent Surrealist movement, which was being erected out of the ashes of Dada by André Breton and a circle of his anti-literary writer friends. Malkine holds the distinction of being the only painter identified by name in Breton’s first Surrealist Manifesto, where he is listed (along with a laundry list of the writer’s other favorites) for “having performed acts of ABSOLUTE SURREALISM.”

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Coutesy: Chronogram

http://www.chronogram.com/hudsonvalley/on-the-cover-georges-malkine/Content?oid=2274589

Also Courtesy New York Times:

The New York Times: WOODSTOCK “La Délivrance du passeport” (The Passport’s Delivery), a 1927 oil on canvas, is on view in the exhibition “Georges Malkine: Perfect Surrealist Behavior” from Oct. 11 through Jan. 4 at the Woodstock Artists Association and Museum, 28 Tinker Street. For further information: 845-679-2940 or woodstockart.org. ~Daniel FilipacchiGeorges Malkine: Perfect Surrealist Behavior opens at WAAM this Saturday, Oct. 11, 4-6pm. Gallery Talk on Malkine’s life and work presented by Derin Tanyol and Mary Ann Caws at 2:30. See you there!

 



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