Homage to Dada and Surrealism

By Steve Smith | A magazine devoted to the history and heritage of the Dadaist and Surrealist art movements. Presenting present day and historical topics pertaining to these two art movements.

‘Finding the right move’: Marcel Duchamp and his passion for chess | Christie's

As we prepare to auction a pipe Duchamp presented to the legendary chess player George Koltanowski, a look at the artist's love affair with a game he …

Opposing Breton and Bataille with Photography

André Breton, editor of <i>Littérature</i> and leader of the Surrealist movement, was faced during the late 1920s with an arch-rival in the person of Georges …

The Unknown Sheet Music Covers of René Magritte

Many people are well aware of René Magritte’s Surrealist art with his erie figures, strange juxtapositions and advertising-influenced sensibility. …

One Very Surreal Day with Salvador Dalì

<i>E</i>ven today, in this era of “nothing shocks us anymore”, Dalì still manages to get an eyebrow raise out of me. The man is endlessly fascinating and …

‘All New York is Dada’ | Christie's

As a group of museum-quality New York Dada masterpieces come to auction for the first time in decades, Alastair Smart looks back on one of the 20th …

Final Piece of Lost Magritte Painting Discovered after 85 Years

René Magritte, <i>The Enchanted Pose</i>, 1927. © Succession René Magritte. Courtesy of SABAM © ULiège.Eighty-five years after it went missing, a lost …

John Heartfield and the dawn of photomontage

John Heartfield – self-portrait with Police Commissioner Zörgiebel, 1929<p>Photomontage as an art technique was initiated and developed by Dadaists in …

Meet Karl Waldmann, the Made-Up Dada Artist Who Fooled the German Art World

Art and Law<p>Did Karl Waldmann really exist?<p>,<p>Details of a brazen forgery scandal are slowly emerging in Germany. A criminal gang has reportedly been …

The Surreal Realms of Artist Gabríela Friðriksdóttir

The progressive Icelandic creative and Björk collaborator tells AnOther about her multi-disciplinary practice and new exhibition, alongside an …

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Two Halves: Unica Zürn

It Is Almost That: A Collection of Image+Text Work by Women Artists & Writers includes twenty-six works that do not fit neatly in any category and …

Thoughts On: “Ghosts Before Breakfast” (1928)

If ever there was a film that you could point to and say, “This is surely everyone’s favorite short experimental animated German Dadaist film,” it …

Dada Manifesto 1918

Surrealism exhibit opens at MSU this month

Contact: Sasha Steinberg<p>STARKVILLE, Miss.—Works by more than 20 contemporary American and Portuguese artists will be on display Jan. 21-Feb. 19 in …

"I have no delusions. I am playing"—Leonora Carrington's Madness and Art

<b>Leonora Carrington was a prolific artist and writer, and one of the few women in the surrealist movement. Until recently, she was perhaps more famous</b> …

Books

Mexico: A Surrealist Country. | FUSION

Many people know that the art movement of Surrealism began in Europe and that the most famous surrealists are European as well. But what few people …

French Surrealism - A Revolution of the Mind

The Artistic, Outrageous Life of Peggy Guggenheim

“SHE DID IT... no matter what her motivations were, she did it.” Lee Krasner’s final verdict on what one should say about Peggy Guggenheim has an …

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Elasticity Itself

<b>Jed Rasula <br>Destruction Was My Beatrice:<br>Dada and the Unmaking of the Twentieth Century <br>(Basic Books, 2015)</b><p>One of the many difficulties of writing a …

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A Beautiful Monster Reborn: Francis Picabia in the Windy City

CHICAGO — “Paintings are made for dentists.” So goes one of the many acerbic lines in artist Francis Picabia’s freewheeling poems. Later in the same …

Ubu Gallery |

<b>The gallery is open to the public on Monday, Wednesday and Friday only. Please email info@ubugallery.com if you are unable to visit on these days. We</b> …

Joan Miró Show Opens in Zurich With Shocking Performance By His Grandson

Exhibitions<p>Dressed in pink, he rode in on a Harley Davidson.<p>,<p>Opening tonight fantastic exhibition #kunsthaus #miró #joanpunyetmiro two days till …

Giacometti: Pure Presence; Abraham Cruzvillegas review – slender forms and green politics

Giacometti’s unique portraits are brought into sharp focus, and the Turbine Hall’s new installation is a grower<p>A show of <b>Giacometti</b>’s portrait sculptures is an odd proposition. Consider all those frail figures for which he is renowned: spindly, pin-headed, nameless and black, improbably tall on …

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Andre Masson's surrealism finds a new home in realistically magical Havana

4.0 Stars<p>City,beach<p>Ideal for trendy couples - stay at a chic and sleek hotel in the heart of vibrant Havana and then Stay next to Cuba's famous …

Dalí and the Barberry Room nymphs | Christie's

Once best known for outlandish antics — such as the 1960 performance that produced this ‘lost’ work — the artist is now being reconsidered by museums …

Georges Hugnet

Exhibition dates: 18th April 2012 – 29th April 2013<p>Another fascinating exhibition and a bumper posting to boot (pardon the pun!)<p>A panoply of famous …

The Forgotten Bohemian Queen of the Paris Art World: Leonor Fini

<i>B</i>ohemian “It Girl” of Paris, master of surrealist disguise and generally a badass female libertine, Leonor Fini was one of the most photographed …