Dry-point on Washi paper, large margin
Passed for press
25,5 x 22,5 cm – 10 x 8 7/8 in.
by Hans Bellmer (1902 – 1975)
Of his work we know a few dozens of paintings and a few hundreds of drawings, all very demanded by museum all over the world. But this master of surrealism first was an engraver, relentlessly appreciating the pleasure of biting the copperplate, a burin in hand. Biting in flesh as well, as he made the embrace of bodies the main theme of his work. One may notice here that his dancer does not lack posture: an authentic piece of collection, which adorns the mention “passed for press”.