WOLFGANG PAALEN An Austrian Surrealist in Paris and Mexic
Paysage totémique, 1938 Courtesy Malingue S. A. © Succession Paalen, The Wolfgang Paalen Society e.V
He was the only Austrian in the circle of Parisian Surrealists, at Frida Kahlo’s invitation he moved to Mexico, and he influenced American artists Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko: Wolfgang Paalen was truly a world-wide trailblazer of art in the mid-twentieth century. Scant attention has been paid to him in recent years, but now the time has come for the Belvedere to dedicate a comprehensive exhibition to his oeuvre.
Curated by Andreas Neufert and Franz Smola.