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Surrealism

Konkretion. Interskandinavisk Tidsskrift for Kunsten af i Dag. No. 1 (15 Sept 1935) through 5/6 (March 1936) (all published).

A complete run of 6 issues in 5 fascicules of the Surrealist Scandinavian serial, 176 pp. continuously paginated and edited by Danish artist Vilh. Bjerke-Petersen, covering the international Surrealist movement and giving particular attention to its manifestations in Denmark, Sweden, and Norway, with contributions by Breton, Dali, Eluard, Tanguy, Herbert Read, H. Gordon, D. Gascoyne, Carl Petersen, Erik Asklund, and many others. Profusely illustrated throughout after works by Man Ray, Max Ernst, Picasso, Henry Moore, Hans Bellmer, Axel Olson, Oscar Dominguez, Hans Arp, and many other well-known and lesser-known Surrealists and their contemporaries. 8vo. Boards, original wrpps. bound in. Very minor soiling, old repair to binding of issue no. 1. Copenhagen/Oslo/Stockholm, 1935-1936.

A fine and scarce complete run of a very rare serial, important for disseminating Surrealist thought in Scandinavia as well as for presenting the Scandinavian responses to and manifestations of the Surrealist movement.
Surrealism had already been flourishing in France for more than a decade before it made its way to Denmark. Vilh. Bjerke-Petersen was a leading force in communicating Surrealist ideas to a Scandinavian audience. He organized exhibitions with internationally-known Surrealists such as Dali and Magritte, and was closely connected to the Swedish avant-garde Halmstadgruppen. Along with Konkretion, he also edited the serial Linien from 1934 to 1935.
A rare complete collection of an important Surrealist and Scandinavian journal.

Book ID: 51275

Price: $2,500.00