April 20, 2014

Richard Waara’s Rêve à Deux Press has just released its third book, Sotère Torregian’s poetry collection The Age of Gold (Redux), a revised and expanded version of the poet’s The Age of Gold (1976) with essays by Torregian, an introduction by Will Alexander, and drawings by Timothy R. Johnson. Founded in 2009, Rêve à Deux launched with Schlechter Duvall’s visual encounters with Unica Zürn’s drawings, The Adventures of Desirée, followed by Will Alexander’s The Brimstone Boat.

From “For the Birth of My Daughter Janaina”

Through Polaroid windows everyone looks black
The girl comes out of the Med Center doors yelling Woo Hoo Woo Hoo!
And makes a fire in the rain
As I wait outside for the kingdom of Cush to pick me up in a car
                      O Almoravides!
I’m a blackguard in a tower of centipedes
Do you know my address

The Age of Gold (Redux) is available now in hardcover and paperback (both currently at a 20 percent discount).

April 7, 2014

Calligraphies, by Adrian Dax (1913-1979), La Brèche, No. 1, 1961

The Duchamp Dictionary, an Art and Alchemy exhibit in Düsseldorf, Meret Oppenheim, and more updates in publications and events.

March 26, 2014
"Le Développement d’une certitude," by Guy Hallart (1931-2002), cover of La Brèche #3.

"Le Développement d’une certitude," by Guy Hallart (1931-2002), cover of La Brèche #3.

March 24, 2014
Invisible Heads hardcover release


Originally released as a two-volume set, Invisible Heads is now available as a single and more durable hardback edition, including indexes and other updates. At 760 pages, it’s a unique collection of over 40 years of poetry, painting, dance and theater works, photography, assemblages, essays, games and more by dozens of artists and writers. Available at:

http://www.lulu.com/content/hardcover-book/invisible-heads-surrealists-in-north-america-an-untold-story/14365911

March 18, 2014
André Breton, Jacquline Lamba, and Aube Breton in the U.S. in 1945.
The Association Atelier André Breton has added to their archive website a trove of photographs and documents from Breton’s years in New York including materials for VVV, notes on poem-objects, and other manuscripts, available here.

André Breton, Jacquline Lamba, and Aube Breton in the U.S. in 1945.

The Association Atelier André Breton has added to their archive website a trove of photographs and documents from Breton’s years in New York including materials for VVV, notes on poem-objects, and other manuscripts, available here.

February 20, 2014
Untitled (1960s), by Unica Zürn
From Ubu Gallery’s current exhibit of works by Brion Gysin, Henri Michaux, Judit Reigl, and Unica Zürn (all images visible at ubugallery.com). More exhibits listed on Events page.

Untitled (1960s), by Unica Zürn

From Ubu Gallery’s current exhibit of works by Brion Gysin, Henri Michaux, Judit Reigl, and Unica Zürn (all images visible at ubugallery.com). More exhibits listed on Events page.

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February 13, 2014

February 12, 2014
The Passive Vampire

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"I climb this staircase not to get to the first floor but to get closer to myself. I lean on the banisters not to avoid vertigo but to prolong it. If when I get to the top floor I open a door that leads straight out onto the street, I will fall into space but will not die. If I do happen to die, it is a phenomenon used by another objective and more easily understandable phenomenon only as a pretext. I understand the feeling of guilt but I do not understand death."

—from The Passive Vampire, by Ghérasim Luca (translated by Krzysztof Fijałkowski for Twisted Spoon Press)

On February 26 New York’s Romanian Cultural Institute will present an evening dedicated to Gherasim Luca; see Events for more details.

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February 2, 2014
Double Agony: Gorky and Mimaroglu

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Agony, 1947, by Arshile Gorky

Agony, composed in 1965, by Ilhan Mimaroglu

January 22, 2014
Things are afoot: A Hannah Hoch exhibit at Whitchapel Gallery, Has’s Hourglass Sanatorium at Lincoln center, and more exhibits, screenings, and talks are coming up (see Events) as well as new items in print including Merl Fluin’s Deadwax Inscriptions, the English translation of Patrick Lepetit’s The Esoteric Secrets of Surrealism, and Henri-Pierre Roché’s novel about his New York years with Duchamp, Cravan, and Picabia (see Publications).
Image: Flight, 1931, by Hannah Hoch

Things are afoot: A Hannah Hoch exhibit at Whitchapel Gallery, Has’s Hourglass Sanatorium at Lincoln center, and more exhibits, screenings, and talks are coming up (see Events) as well as new items in print including Merl Fluin’s Deadwax Inscriptions, the English translation of Patrick Lepetit’s The Esoteric Secrets of Surrealism, and Henri-Pierre Roché’s novel about his New York years with Duchamp, Cravan, and Picabia (see Publications).

Image: Flight, 1931, by Hannah Hoch