André Masson

French, 1896-1987

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André Masson

French, 1896-1987

848 followers

An early Surrealist and devotee of Cubism—who went on to inspire the New York Abstract …

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An early Surrealist and devotee of Cubism—who went on to inspire the New York Abstract Expressionists before taking up a late interest in impressionistic landscapes—André Masson was an iconoclast whose abrupt stylistic transitions defy classification. Along with Joan Miró, he explored automatic drawing, seeking to …

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Selected career achievements
High auction record
$3m, Sotheby's, 2010
Solo show at a major institution
Centre Pompidou
Group show at a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 6 more
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 2 more
Reviewed by a major art publication
frieze, and 1 more
Participated in a major biennial
documenta
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