“FIRST PAPERS OF SURREALISM” 1942 ART EXHIBIT CATALOG WITH SUPERMAN IMAGE.
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Winning Bid:
$509.32 (Includes 15% Buyer's Premium)
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Thursday, February 3, 2011 12:10:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
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Auction:
Auction #202 - Part II
Item numbers 1554 through 3213 in auction 202
Value Code:
I - $400 to $700
Item Description
7.25x10.5" soft cover with 52 pages for exhibit held on Madison Avenue in New York City from October 14 to November 7, 1942 by Coordinating Council of French Relief Societies, Inc. Stapled wraps as issued. Front and back covers designed by Duchamp with stone barn wall with die-cut bullet holes on front cover and Swiss cheese on back cover. The famous “Boatload of Madmen” as the French surrealists became known, organized a landmark exhibit of their work and writings for which this was the catalog. A cross-section of text and images with forward by Sidney Janis. Text article “Explorers of the Pluriverse” by R. A. Parker has a paragraph devoted to pulp stories by Clark Ashton Smith. Nicely illustrated catalog includes panel from a 1942 Superman comic book showing Superman flying with Lois Lane. Examples of art with artists’ photos include Alexander Calder, Max Ernst, Marcel Duchamp, Joan Miro, and photos include Pablo Picasso, Father Divine, and more. Covers have lt. creasing with missing surface paper along spine. Contents have a few lt. handling creases but overall cover is VG and contents Fine/VF. Rare and first we have offered in our 45 years. From the Richard Merkin Collection and comes with Hake’s COA.
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