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Max Ernst: A Retrospective

Spies, Werner, and Sabine Rewald, ed., with essays by Sabine Rewald, Ludger Derenthal, Thomas Gaehtgens, Robert Storr, Werner Spies, and Pepe Karmel (2005)

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