1980. Prague: Jazzpetit, 1980. Octavo. Original staple-stitched illustrated wrappers; 67,  pp. Typewritten errata sheet laid in. A fine copy.
[Illustrated Samizdat Essay on Czech Surrealism]. Important early essay on Dada and surrealism in Czech art, by a key twentieth-century art critic and gallerist. Issued as nos. 2 of the Jazzpetit series and marked strictly for internal use only. The Jazzpetit was a publication by the Czech Jazz Section, a group of jazz musicians that legally organized within the Czechoslovak Musicians’ Union and gained the right to publish internal bulletins for use of its members. Until it was forced to close in 1986, it played an important role in counteracting Normalization-era policies by publishing material related not only to music, but unofficial art, theater, and other cultural spheres as well. For more on the Jazz Section, see Social Currents in Eastern Europe, 128ff. Scarce.
Book ID: P5641