// FIRST-WAVE SURREALISM //
Leonora Carrington is quite a character, being the last one of the first-wave of surrealist painters to die at the age of 94 in Mexico City, her adopted home. She eloped with Max Ernst to Mexico when she was 20 [he was 46] until the war separated them and Max was deported, then she went insane and was forced into an asylum in Spain. She never let go of the tragic therapy and drugs she was given there. This painting is my favorite of hers, gracing the book cover of “The Hearing Trumpet”, that I just read. A wildly magical and sinister tale that reminded me of Master and the Margarita. Old women wage war on a nefarious manager in an assisted living facility and a hunger strike ensues, need I say more?