First Papers of Surrealism. Marcel Duchamp, André Breton.
First Papers of Surrealism

First Papers of Surrealism

New York: Coordinating Council of French Relief Societies, 1942. First edition. [49] pp. Stapled wrappers designed by Duchamp, cover punched with five holes, as issued. Corners a bit rubbed, abrasion to lower edge of front cover and first several leaves, minor edgewear.

Catalog of an exhibition held at 451 Madison Avenue, the Whitelaw Reid Mansion, in New York, October 14 to November 7, 1942. It was the first major show of Surrealist art in America and included work by Max Ernst, Marcel Duchamp, Yves Tanguy, Rene Magritte, Hans Arp, Marc Chagall, Alberto Giacometti, Frida Kahlo, Joan Miro, Meret Oppenheim, Leonora Carrington, Andre Masson, Pablo Picasso, Kay Sage, and many others. Many of the artists, including Breton, Ernst, Carrington, and others, had fled to New York due to the war, and their presence there energized the Surrealist scene. Item #2186

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