Happy Birthday to the Last Surrealist, Dorothea Tanning
Dorothea Tanning was the world’s last living Surrealist until her death at age 101—but just don’t call her that. “I guess I’ll be called a Surrealist forever, like a tattoo: D. Loves S.,” she once said. “But please don’t say I’m carrying the Surrealist banner.” Tanning’s tattoo, however, could just as easily read D. Loves E., as the artist spent 30 years married to Surrealist painter Max Ernst, who she wed in a double ceremony alongside Man Ray and Juliet Browner in 1946.
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