Leonora Carrington - LATIN AMERICA New York Wednesday, September 29, 2010 | Phillips
  • Artist Biography

    Leonora Carrington

    British / Mexican • 1917 - 2011

    At the core of Leonora Carrington's Surrealist oeuvre is a preoccupation with gender and feminist issues. Born to a wealthy family in Lancashire, England, Carrington demonstrated an interest in art at a young age and enrolled at Chelsea School of Art in London. Carrington first became interested in Surrealism after having attended the 1939 International Surrealist Exhibition, and later entered into a relationship with German Surrealist painter Max Ernst.

    Like many European intellectuals and artists, Carrington fled war-torn Europe and settled in Mexico where she was greatly influenced by the cultural and religious syncretism. Carrington's unique Surrealist aesthetic is one that often features females as the central figure and includes fairytale-like imagery.

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Lithograph in colors.
20 5/8 x 32 1/8 in. (52.4 x 81.6 cm).
Signed and numbered 149/150 in pencil (there were also 50 artist's proofs in Roman numerals), published by Brewster Editions, New York, framed.

$1,200 - 1,800 

Sold for $2,250


29 September 2010
New York