Trophy, Hypertrophied

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Trophy Hypertrophied
Trophy Hypertrophied.jpg
Artist Max Ernst
Year 1919
Type Line-block with Pen and ink on paper
Dimensions 41.9 cm × 28 cm (16 12 in × 11 in)
Location Museum of Modern Art, New York City

Trophy, Hypertrophied (1919) is a work of art by the German dadaist/surrealist Max Ernst. This is one of Ernst’s earliest known works. It was created through a photomechanical process called line-block printing, rarely used in printmaking, to which drawing was added. It depicts a complex mechanical apparatus with celestial shapes as gears. Ernst created a similar piece the same year titled Farewell My Beautiful Land of Mary Laurencen. Help! Help!