conflicting sides—existentialist and surrealist—will be explored through some 30 works on paper and illustrated books. (20.09.2015 - 14.02.2016).
The focus installation will include important semi-abstract ink drawings from 1947 and 1950 and an extremely rare copy of the artist's He Disappeared into Complete Silence (1947), comprising nine seminal engravings and nine spine-chilling parables. On view at the center of this constellation of works on paper will be Germinal (1967), an alluring marble sculpture that speaks to the very essence of creativity. (Text: National Gallery of Art Washington)