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Kurt Schwitters

Portrait of Kurt Schwitters by El Lissitzky, 1929. GOODBYE KURT SCHWITTERS by Matt Gonzalez “I use any material the picture demands.” Kurt Schwitters, 1920. Today marks the conclusion of an important Kurt Schwitters (1887-1948) retrospective, the first in the United … Continue reading

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The Surreal Sex of Beauty: Jean Cocteau and Man Ray’s “Le Numéro Barbette”

In 1923, the American acrobat Vander Clyde better known by his stage name “Barbette” made his theater debut in Paris at the famed Moulin Rouge and the Folies Bergère and captivated the French artistic community with his show. Yet, his … Continue reading

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SURREALISM

Portrait of André Breton by Victor Brauner, 1934. WHAT IS SURREALISM? by André Breton This was first presented as a lecture in Brussels on June 1, 1934 at a public meeting organized by the Belgian Surrealists, and thereafter issued as … Continue reading

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