Max Ernst at Paul Kasmin Gallery (March 30 – May 22, 2017)
Paul Kasmin Gallery is pleased to announce MAX ERNST Big Brother: Teaching Staff for a School of Murderers on view at 515 West 27th Street, March 30 – May 13 2017. At various moments throughout Ernst’s career, from his Cologne Dada period in the 1920s onwards, the artist turned to three-dimensional materials and sculpture in intense bursts of activity. The exhibition will feature Max Ernst's Corps enseignant pour une école de tueurs (Teaching Staff for a School of Murderers), conceived in 1967 at a pinnacle moment in Ernst’s career in which he fully committed himself to sculpture with fresh rigor. Comprised of three monumental bronze figures, the sculptures synthesize Ernst’s iconic use of language and sharp witticism that in turn transcend personal significance and make pointed commentary on the modern social and political climate.