Hans Bellmer: Petites Anatomies, Petites Images
, May 2 - July 28, 2006 at Ubu Gallery in New York, NY. "...Ubu Gallery announces an exhibition of approximately 70 small-format, vintage photographs by Hans Bellmer (1902–1975), whose overt influence on current art trends still far outweighs the recognition of his emotionally- and intellectually-charged oeuvre. The exhibition will present the earliest examples of Bellmer’s photographic output—specifically, miniatures created in 1934 in connection with the realization of the original German edition of Die Puppe and contact prints of images made between 1935 and 1938, which were considered for inclusion in Les Jeux de la poupée. Bellmer’s photographic activity was sporadic and his production was limited—no more than 150 different images (and within this group many just subtly varied)—yet it possesses an extraordinary richness and individuality without peer in Surrealism."