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Item #41346 International Anthology of Contemporary Engraving: The Forerunners of the Avant-Garde: Surrealism between Two Wars. Vol. II. Hans ARP, Hans BELLMER, Victor BRAUNER, Paul DELVAUX, Marcel DUCHAMP, Wilhelm FREDDIE, Wifredo LAM, René MAGRITTE, André MASSON, Echaurren R. MATTA, MAN RAY.
International Anthology of Contemporary Engraving: The Forerunners of the Avant-Garde: Surrealism between Two Wars. Vol. II.
International Anthology of Contemporary Engraving: The Forerunners of the Avant-Garde: Surrealism between Two Wars. Vol. II.
International Anthology of Contemporary Engraving: The Forerunners of the Avant-Garde: Surrealism between Two Wars. Vol. II.
International Anthology of Contemporary Engraving: The Forerunners of the Avant-Garde: Surrealism between Two Wars. Vol. II.
International Anthology of Contemporary Engraving: The Forerunners of the Avant-Garde: Surrealism between Two Wars. Vol. II.
International Anthology of Contemporary Engraving: The Forerunners of the Avant-Garde: Surrealism between Two Wars. Vol. II.
International Anthology of Contemporary Engraving: The Forerunners of the Avant-Garde: Surrealism between Two Wars. Vol. II.
International Anthology of Contemporary Engraving: The Forerunners of the Avant-Garde: Surrealism between Two Wars. Vol. II.
International Anthology of Contemporary Engraving: The Forerunners of the Avant-Garde: Surrealism between Two Wars. Vol. II.
International Anthology of Contemporary Engraving: The Forerunners of the Avant-Garde: Surrealism between Two Wars. Vol. II.
International Anthology of Contemporary Engraving: The Forerunners of the Avant-Garde: Surrealism between Two Wars. Vol. II.
International Anthology of Contemporary Engraving: The Forerunners of the Avant-Garde: Surrealism between Two Wars. Vol. II.

International Anthology of Contemporary Engraving: The Forerunners of the Avant-Garde: Surrealism between Two Wars. Vol. II.

Milan: Galerie Schwarz. Engravings printed in Paris by G. Leblanc. Text printed in Milan by Grafiche Gaiani, 1966. 4to. (11 13/16 x 9 3/8 inches). [8], 11 etchings, with title, introduction, and colophon. 100 total copies: 60 numbered (1-60), 25 hors commerce for collaborators (I-XXV), and 15 artist proofs marked "E. A." This is number 39 of 60 copies. Sheet size: (11 1/2 x 9 inches). Plate mark: (5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches).

Black cloth with red and white dye-stamped lettering on front and spine, in black cardboard slipcase. Book holds 11 black and white engravings on handmade wove papier pur chiffon des Papeteries de Rives, each housed in a separate gray mount with a protective mylar window, information for each etching printed on verso of the mounts, signed in ink or pencil by artists and numbered 39/60

A complete spectacular set of 11 signed and numbered first edition prints from Surrealist luminaries such as Duchamp, Magritte, and Bellmer, in a beautiful book with slipcase.

The story of a work of art's production is too often reduced to the individual, the artist of genius who arose sui generis to change culture. But it's only from within the interchange of ideas, the history of artistic conventions, and an artist's social context that artwork can be made, so it is edifying for the viewer to compare works from similarly disposed artists in the direct light of one another. Much more is learned here, via editor Arturo Schwarz's (1924-2021) Surrealism between Two Wars, about Surrealism and its unifying themes than could be ascertained from the study of any one of its individual artists. This book, the second of fourteen in the International Anthology of Contemporary Engraving series, is a museum unto itself. It contains original etchings by eleven major Surrealist artists, including household names like Man Ray and Hans Arp; it is a valuable addition to any collection of twentieth-century modern art.

Jacob 3; Schwarz 360; Cramer 74; Anselmino 72. Not in Arntz.

Item #41346

Price: $32,500.00