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Dorothea Tanning

Purchase this original watercolor painting and all proceeds go to the Library at the A.J. Williams-Myers African Roots Center—promoting literacy through teaching and learning about the African roots experience, including history and culture, through a dynamic exchange of information, ideas, and creativity.

Original 11x17” watercolor portrait of Dorothea Tanning as featured in The Art of the Affair: An Illustrated History of Love, Sex, and Artistic Influence. Framed as shown in alternate images. Comes with a copy of the book signed by the illustrator.

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As he appears in the text:

“While Peggy Guggenheim and Max Ernst were married and living in Paris, she organized an art show of thirty-one female artists, including Dorothea Tanning. She later joked that she should have capped it at thirty: Dorothea and Max began an affair that eventually ended the marriage. Though Dorothea’s work was shown at many of the world’s major museums in the world during her lifetime, she was never exhibited at the Guggenheim. While traveling in California in 1946, Max and Dorothea were married in an impulsive joint ceremony with their friends Man Ray and Juliet Browner. Man and Max took turns being witnesses. Both marriages lasted until the husbands’ deaths. Dorothea lived to be 101.”

Read more about The Art of the Affair, by Catherine Lacey and Forsyth Harmon. ︎︎︎