1974 · Paris
Considered one of the most important late-period Surrealist painters, Jacques Hérold was born in a Jewish family in Piatra Neam?, Romania, In 1930, he moved changed his name from Herold Blumer (his birth name) to Jacques Hérold. He settles in Paris, where he maintained a close friendship with Constantin Brancusi and surrealist painter Yves Tanguy, and became part of Tanguy’s group of surrealists. He has an active presence in all the important Surrealist exhibitions worldwide. Se artt critic Sarane Alexandrian 1995 book "Jacques Hérold. Étude historique et critique" He died in Paris in 1987.
The text is by George Brassens a poet songwriter (winner Grand Prix de Poésie de l'Académie française, 1967), compser of numerous albums, some with an anarchist bent. He wrote elegant songs with harmonically complex music, some with his own lyrics (as here), others with words from important poets from Fraçois Villon, to Victor Hugo to Louis Aragon. He has been recorded world wide. (Inventory #: 1304)