sábado, 15 de noviembre de 2014

obscure and surreal: mary reynolds


Man Ray
"Photograph of Mary Reynolds"
1930

I love when I "discover"
a missing link to the puzzles of the past.
Bookbinder and surrealist muse Mary Reynolds is one of 
those missing links for me.
I snagged this book a few years ago 
and then promptly "lost" it in the book jungle
that is my apartment.
Well, 
once lost 
and now rediscovered,
both the book 
and Mary!

Man Ray
"Photograph of Mary Reynolds and Marcel Duchamp"
n.d.

Man Ray
"Photograph of Mary Reynolds"
c. 1930s

Constantin Brancusi,
Marcel Duchamp and Mary Reynolds in
Villefranche, France.
1929




Mary Reynolds
"The Knowledge of God or the Creation of Man"
by Jean Pierre Brisset
Bufo Toad skin cover
n.d.

Mary Reynolds
"A Harsh Winter"
by Raymond Queneau
Goatskin with broken thermometer
1939

Mary Reynolds
"The Free Hands"
Drawings by Man Ray, poems by Paul Eluard
Goatskin and kid gloves
1937

Mary Reynolds
"Ubu Cocu Restored to its Integrity 
as it was Presented 
by the Puppets 
of the Theater Des Phyances"
by Alfred Jarry
Goatskin and calf skin
1944

Mary Reynolds
"Hebdomeros"
By Giorgio de Chirico
Goatskin and leather
1929

Mary Reynolds
"The Red and the White [Lucien Leuwen]"
by Stendhal
Goatskin and vellum
1929

Mary Reynolds and Marcel Duchamp
"King Ubu: Play in Five Acts"
by Alfred Jarry
Goatskin and various leathers
1921

Mary Reynolds
"Mental Hospital"
by Jean Cocteau
Goatskin and vellum
1926

Mary Reynolds
"Saint Glinglin"
Goatskin with broken pottery cup handle
1948

All images from:
'Mary Reynolds and the Spirit of Surrealism"
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum Studies
Volume 22, No.2
1996

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