America Fantastica: Art, Literature, and the Surrealist Legacy in Experimental Publishing, 1938–1968

Nov 6, 2006–Jan 22, 2007

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Marcel Duchamp. View (New York), Marcel Duchamp Number, Vol. V, No. 1 (March 1945). Published March 1945 (original ready-made executed 1914). Journal with relief halftone reproductions and supplementary relief halftone with gouche additions. Gift of Bernard Reis. © 2016 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris / Estate of Marcel Duchamp
  • Education Center, Mezzanine Mezzanine

This installation, drawn from the Library of The Museum of Modern Art, presents a sampling of mid-twentieth-century Surrealist-inspired artist’s journals and books published in the Americas. It features work created by exiled European Surrealists and sympathetic Americans during the World War II era, as well as artist-run magazines from the 1950s and 1960s that drew on Surrealist publishing practices.

Organized by May Castleberry, Editor, Contemporary Editions, Library Council of The Museum of Modern Art.

Support provided by The Contemporary Arts Council of The Museum of Modern Art.

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