Executed in 1957 during a period of furious productivity and study, The Garden of Paracelsus is a paragon of Carrington’s technical abilities and vast imagination. Here, four incandescent pairs of diametrically matched light and dark figures engage in mystical dances around a central egg as glowing mythical guardian creatures look on. At once futuristic and reflexive, Carrington’s astounding world stands as one of the most significant artistic achievements of the twentieth century. This work will be offered in Sotheby's Modern Evening Auction, 17 May 2022.
The Garden of Paracelsus: Carrington’s Mythic Vision
New York | May 17