Hans Bellmer  (German, 1902-1975) 

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Hans Bellmer Biography
1902   Born: Kattowitz, Poland
1923   Studied engineering at the Technische Hochschule in Berlin
1924   Learned drawing and perspective from friend George Grosz
1925   Began artistic career designing advertisements as a commercial artist and illustrating various Dada novels (such as Das Eisenbahnglück oder der Antifreud by Mynona).
1975   Died in Paris, France
Selected Exhibitions
2009   Hans Bellmer: Octopus Time - Ubu Gallery, New York City, NY (solo)
La subversion des images. Surréalisme, photographie, film - Centre Pompidou - Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris
2008   Wunderkammer: a century of curiosities - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY
2007   EROS in der Kunst der Moderne, Foundation Beyeler, Riehen
2007   busy going crazy, La Maison Rouge, Paris
2007   Hans Bellmer, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, UK
2006   Auktion 23, Lehr, Auktionshaus und Galerie, Berlin
2006   Hans Bellmer, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich; Galerie 1900-2000, Paris; Centre Pompidou, Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris
2006   FLUTTER, The Approach, London, UK
2006   Beyond Real: Surrealist Photography and Sculpture from Bay Area Collections, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
2005   Dalí, Picasso, and the Surrealist Vision, The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT
2005   Modernist Photography, International Center of Photography, New York, NY
2005   Auktion 20 and Auktion 21, Lehr, Auktionshaus und Galerie, Berlin
2005   Extraordinary Visions, David Nolan Gallery, New York, NY
2005   The White Rose, Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York, NY
2005   Begierde im Blick: Surrealistische Photographie, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg
2004   Auktion 18 and Auktion 19, Lehr, Auktionshaus und Galerie, Berlin
2004   The Invisible Revealed: Surrealist Drawings from the Drukier Collection, The Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin, OH
2004   Im Rausch der Dinge, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur
2004   Modern Means: Continuity and Change in Art from 1880 to the Present, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
2003   Geografie del mistero. Metafisica, dada, surrealismo, Il Narciso Galleria d´arte contemporanea, Rome
2003   Valley of the Dolls, Modernism, San Francisco, CA
2003   Phantom der Lust. Visionen des Masochismus in der Kunst, Neue Galerie Graz am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz
2003   Flesh Tones: 100 Years of the Nude,Robert Mann Gallery, New York, NY
2003   Not Exactly Photographs, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2002   Rendez-Vous mit dem Surrealismus: Arbeiten auf Papier,Galerie Dreiseitel, Cologne
2002   La Révolution surréaliste,Centre Pompidou, Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris
2001   "Sade surreal: Der Marquis de Sade und die erotische Fantasie des Surrealismus," Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich
2001   "Behind Closed Doors: The Art of Hans Bellmer," International Center of Photography, New York, NY
2001   "Hypermental: Wahnhafte Wirklichkeit, 1950-2000, Von Salvador Dali bis Jeff K," Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg
2000   Some Summer Surrealists,The Mayor Gallery, London, UK
2000   La collection photographique,les Abattoirs de Toulouse, Toulouse
2000   Hans Bellmer (1902-1975) Photographien und Zeichnungen aus den 30er Jahren,Galerie Berinson, Berlin
1999   Surrealism: Two Private Eyes,Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
1999   Hans Bellmer, David Nolan Gallery, New York, NY
1998   Auf den Spuren des Surrealismus: Gemälde und Zeichnungen,Galerie Brockstedt Berlin, Berlin
1998   Private ficcions,Fundación Joan Miró, Barcelona
1998   Imagined World,David Nolan Gallery, New York, NY