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Toyen Marie Cerminova
For "The Alert Box" from the International Surrealist Exhibition (EROS)

1959

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TOYEN MARIE CERMINOVA 1902-1980 Prague 1902 - Paris 1980 (Czech) Title: For "The Alert Box" from the International Surrealist Exhibition (EROS), 1959-1960 Technique: Original Hand Signed and Numbered Lithograph in colours on Japanese paper. Paper Size: 24 x 16 cm / 9.4 x 6.2 in Additional Information: This work is hand signed by the artist "Toyen" in pencil at the lower right corner. The work is also hand numbered in roman numerals in pencil at the lower left corner "VIII/XX" (8/20). This work was printed in Paris in 1959 in a limited edition of 250 impressions in commemoration of the the International Surrealist Exhibition which happened in 1938. However, our impression is from the deluxe edition of 20. Note: The Exposition Internationale du Surréalisme was an exhibition by surrealist artists that took place from January 17 to February 24, 1938, in the generously equipped Galérie Beaux-Arts, run by Georges Wildenstein, at 140, Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré in Paris. It was organised by the French writer André Breton, the surrealists' brain and theorist, and Paul Éluard, the best known poet of the movement. The catalogue listed, along with the above, Marcel Duchamp as curator, Salvador Dalí and Max Ernst as technical advisers, Man Ray as head lighting technician and Wolfgang Paalen as "expert for water and foliage".The exhibition was staged in three sections, showing paintings and objects as well as unusually decorated rooms and mannequins which had been redesigned in various ways. With this holistic presentation of surrealist art work the movement wrote exhibition history. Provenance: Arturo Schwarz Gallery, Milan, Italy. Private Italian collection (acquired directly from Arturo Schwarz) Condition: Very Good Condition. Not examined outside the frame.

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    Good.
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    W 9.4 in. x D 6.2 in.

    W 23.88 cm x D 15.75 cm

  • Gallery location
    London, GB
  • Reference number
    LU180121574
  • More editions & sizes
    Edition of 250 Price: $1,000

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