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Josef Breitenbach, Max Ernst and the seahorse (Gelatin silver and color bromoil transfer process prints), New York, 1942.

“Don’t roll off your spool or your brick pigtail will break, or the breezes will pick the flames from your craw, or the black starfish will flow from your tubes and tear with his claw the first-born off the table.” That was the first message I received from Art. Two days later Art was in Cologne and we were able to resume our enjoyable collaboration. -Max Ernst (Landscape With Wheatgerm, 1936, pictured above)