Unpaginated booklet (approx. 23 leaves, most printed recto only), comprising a single-page introduction by Jean Cassou, a brief two-page introduction to the Republican movement in Spain, and a series of 20 bold and graphic black-and-white woodcut illustrations by Gómez, each image captioned in Catalan, the images depicting agricultural workers, families, armed civilians, protests, and some violent imagery of civilians being tortured or killed. Some extremely minor browning, images bright and clear throughout. Large 4to. Original two-color illustrated side-stapled wrpps., some light browning, very minor foxing, very minor abrasions or rubbing. Barcelona (Graficos Alfa) 1934.
Helios Gómez was an important Spanish graphic artist, painter, revolutionary, anarchist-communist, and poet. His politically charged avant-garde black-and-white works were highly appreciated early in his career, prior to his exile from Spain in 1926 for his political views and activity. He returned to Spain in 1930 and was subsequently arrested multiple times for his involvement in and affiliation with Republican politics as both an artist and a politician. He was finally imprisoned in Barcelona for sedition in 1948 and was held until 1954. In 2005, the images from this volume were the subject of a brief exhibition at the Museum de Granollers in Barcelona. Extremely scarce; as of April 2020, WorldCat locates only a single holding of this work in a North American institution.
Book ID: 50699