Catalog / Who is Who / GERMAN
Eddy Novarro and the avant-garde of the 50s to 70s
The photographer Eddy Novarro (ca. 1925-2003) knew them all, the great artists of his time. Picasso, Miró, Giacometti, Chagall, Rothko, Fontana - the list of his encounters with artists is long and impressive. From the 1950s to the 1970s, the restless Romanian photographer portrayed countless prominent painters from around the world. As a thank you, he received works from the artists, some of which were sketches but also drawings or paintings. Over the years and decades, this has resulted in a unique collection that resembles a "Who's Who" of the art world. The volume juxtaposes Novarro's photographs with the works of the artists portrayed. The Surrealists are represented with works by André Beton and Man Ray. At the same time, sketches by the great sculptors Alberto Giacometti and Henry Moore and the American avant-garde with painters such as Willem de Kooning, Roy Lichtenstein and Mark Rothko are also present in the exhibition. Pablo Picasso and Joan Miró also dedicated several drawings to Novarro.
Edited by Markus Müller for the Pablo Picasso Art Museum in Münster
With contributions by Markus Müller and Beate Reifenscheid
263 pages, 200 illustrations, German/English, Wienand Verlag