Piasa, Drouot Richelieu, Paris, Les Photographies de Dora Maar, 20 November 1998, Lot 119
During the 1930s, Maar created a number of memorable Surrealist images, including street scenes, portraits, and photomontage, among them the photograph offered here. Her 1936 photograph of an armadillo fetus, Père Ubu, became a Surrealist icon. All of these share Maar’s fascination with the unexplained and the unusual. Maar was heavily involved in the Parisian art scene and was a vital participant in the inner circle of Surrealists that included André Breton, Paul Eluard, Georges Bataille, Georges Hugnet, and Man Ray, for whom she served as a model.
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