Kay Sage and Yves Tanguy

Ring of Iron, Ring of Wool



ISBN: 9788857250618 Category:


The work of two leading Surrealist artists

Published on occasion of the exhibition Kay Sage and Yves Tanguy: Ring of Iron, Ring of Wool curated by Dr Victoria-Noel-Johnson, Marzina Marzetti (Director of the Helly Nahmad Gallery) in collaboration with Derek Des Islets and Matthew Foster, Helly Nahmad Gallery, New York, this catalogue explores the work of Kay Sage (American, 1898-1963) and Yves Tanguy (French-American, 1900-1955), two eminent Surrealist artists who married in 1940. Particular attention will be given to Sage’s fascinating life and extraordinary work, which has long been obscured by her relationship with the better-known Tanguy, a key figure of French Surrealism. As such, the publication will analyse the various stages of Sage’s life and career in Italy and Paris before returning to New York in 1939, parallel to Tanguy’s own exceptional work of the late 1920s – early 1950s, with the aim of highlighting how their personal and professional trajectories affected their respective work and careers thereafter. Sage’s dedication to promoting and safeguarding Tanguy’s legacy following his premature death in 1955 will also be explored.

Additional information

Weight 1252 g
Dimensions 24.1 x 31 cm
Publisher name Skira Editore S.p.A
Publication date 14 February 2024
Number of pages 176
Format Hardback
Contributors Edited by Victoria Noel-Johnson and Marzina Marzetti
Dimensions 24.1 x 31 cm
Weight 1252 g


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Founded in 2000, the Helly Nahmad Gallery is a leading art gallery located in New York. Its extensive collection includes works ranging from the Impressionists to Modern Masters: with artists as diverse as Monet, Sisley, and Pissarro, to Modigliani, Kandinsky and Picasso. The gallery curates two to three major exhibitions a year with works by these artists that have rarely been publicly exhibited.