Wolfgang Paalen, ‘Orages Magnétiques’, 1938, Weinstein Gallery

Signature: Signed "WP '38" on verso

Paris, Galerie Renou et Colle, Wolfgang Paalen, 1938, no. 10

Saarbrücken, Mission Diplomatique Française, Peinture surréaliste en Europe, 1952, no. 74

Paris, L'Œil, Galerie d'Art, Minotaure, 1962, no. 44

Paris, Musée National d'Art Moderne, André Breton. La beauté convulsive, 1991, illustrated in catalogue

Vienna, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Wolfgang Paalen, Zwischen Surrealismus und Abstraktion, 1993, illustrated in catalogue

Paris, Musée National d'Art Moderne, La Révolution surréaliste, 2002, illustrated in catalogue

Düsseldorf, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Surrealismus, 1914-1944, 2002, illustrated in catalogue

Barcelona, Centre de Cultura Contemporania & Bilbao, Museo de Bellas Artes, París i els surrealistes, 2005, illustrated in catalogue

Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Instituto Oscar Domínguez de Arte y Cultura Contemporánea, Exodo hacia el sur: Oscar Domínguez y el automatismo absoluto (1939-1942), 2006, no. 27, illustrated in catalogue

Saint-Louis, Espace d’Art Contemporain Fernet-Branca, Chassé-Croisé Dada Surréaliste 1916-1969, 2011, illustrated in catalogue

Paris, Maison de Victor Hugo, La Cime du rêve. Les surréalistes et Victor Hugo, 2013-14, no. 230, illustrated in catalogue

Minotaure, vol. III, no. 11, May 1938, illustrated n.p.

Gustav Regler, Wolfgang Paalen, New York, 1946, illustrated p. 30

René Passeron, Histoire de la peinture surréaliste, Paris, 1968, no. 137, illustrated p. 242

José Pierre, Wolfgang Paalen, Paris, 1980, illustrated pp. 16-17

Andreas Neufert, Wolfgang Paalen. Im Inneren des Wals: Monografie, Schriften, Œuvrekatalog, Vienna & New York, 1999, no. 38.08, illustrated pp. 133 & 301

Amy Winter, Wolfgang Paalen: Artist and Theorist of the Avant-Garde, Westport & London, 2002, fig. 22, illustrated

Georges Sebbag, Memorablilia: Constellations inaperçues, Dada & Surréalisme 1916-1970, Paris, 2010, illustrated p. 240

Andreas Neufert, Auf Liebe und Tod, Das Leben des Surrealisten Wolfgang Paalen, Berlin, 2015, mentioned pp. 323-324

André Breton, Paris (a gift from the artist)
Private collection

About Wolfgang Paalen

Surrealist painter and art theorist Wolfgang Paalen was a key figure in the genesis of modernism. His oil paintings merged dreamlike abstract spaces with forms reminiscent of humans and strange plants. Paalen was also an early experimenter with installation art alongside creative partners Marcel Duchamp and Salvador Dalí. Through his work and his influential art magazine DYN, he is credited as a major catalyst for the artistic upheaval of the early-mid 20th century, inspiring the work of Arshile Gorky, Jackson Pollock, Robert Motherwell, and other Abstract Expressionists. In works such as Beatrice Perdue (1953), he introduced a new sense of pictorial space aimed at producing spiritual experiences in the mind of the spectator through a rhythmic interplay of light and color, similar to the jazz fugues from which he drew inspiration.

Austrian, 1905-1959, Baden, Austria

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CHANCE MEETING ON A DISSECTING TABLE, Weinstein Gallery, San Francisco