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Belgian Surrealism

Le Vocatif. Nos. 1 (Octobre 1972) through 271 (Octobre 1992).

Brussels: 1972-1992. 16mo. (14 x 10.8 cm). Original printed wrappers; most issues 4-8 pp. Some light toning, overall very fine condition.

A near complete collection of the Belgian magazine founded by writer and editor Tom Gutt in 1972. Most issues featured a contribution by a single writer or artist, from among both the first and second generations of Surrealists, both within Belgium and abroad. These contributors included Paul Magritte, Roger Van de Wouwer, Marcel Mariën, Irine, Louis Scutenaire, Jacques Wergifosse, Yves Bossut, Irène Hamoir, Paul Colinet, Paul Nougé, Claudine Jamagne, Marcel Lecomte, Georges Roux, Roger Roossens, René Magritte, Saint-Pol-Roux, Hans Bellmer, Paul Joostens, and Francis Picabia, among others. The issues feature prose, correspondence fragments, and illustrations.

This collection includes a special issue from Autumn 1974, two versions of issue 200, and three copies of issue 151, two of which are signed by Puttemans and inscribed to "Claude et Esther". Lacking is issue 215B from October 1981 and the first half of double-issue 230/231 from 1984.

As of April 2022, OCLC locates only one collection, sizeable yet incomplete, in a North American institution.

Book ID: 51937

Price: $1,500.00