Minotaure Revue Artistique et Littéraire 1933-1939. 3 Vols. (Complete)
Breton, André; Pierre Mabille (eds.)
Price: 450.00 USD
Geneva: Éditions Albert Skira, 1981. Folio. Bound into brown textured cloth with blind-stamped Minotaure lettering and illustration on cover, in original color-illustrated dustjackets and original Skira cardboard slipcases. Extraordinary, exuberant publication founded by Albert Skira and published from 1933-1939, and persuasive source on the prewar Surrealist scene. The art patron Edward James sponsored and advised the magazine. Complete from issue one through twelve-thirteen. In addition to publishing prestigious artists and writers, the magazine sponsored at the time little-known artists such as Hans Bellmer, Alberto Giacometti, and Robert Matta, and was the only Surrealist publication featuring articles on architecture, e.g. Tristan Tzara, Salvador Dali, Robert Matta. The French psychiatrist Jacques Lacan published his first essays in Minotaure. The diversity of contributions as well as the art of established artists published in this magazine is as striking as it is astounding: The ethnographical and linguistic mission Dakar-Djibouti, Breton on Picasso, Picasso, Raynal, Masson, Kurt Weill, Eluard, Ernst, Crevel, Man Ray, Chirico, Brassai, Vollard, Saint-Exupéry, Michaux, Bataille, James, Venturi, Le Corbusier, Kafka, Duchamp, Tanguy, Arp, Rivera, Giono, including six to nine pages of color offset reproductions of art on cardboard in each volume. The three volumes contain a multitude of b/w and some color reproductions of artwork and photographs. With full page advertisements of contemporary art galleries, etc. Text in French. DJs with very light wear, bindings and interiors in overall very good to fine condition. vg to fine.