Estructura / International Art 1900-1945 / Surrealism

The Archivo Lafuente collection of documents dedicated to surrealism allows us to trace the progress of the movement as it spread to various countries in Europe and the United States.

Within the collection, the series of materials related to the so-called ‘father of surrealism’, the French poet, writer and theorist André Breton, particularly stand out. The series spans all the books that he published, as well as the magazines that he spearheaded—La Révolution Surréaliste (1924–1929), Le Surréalisme au Service de la Révolution (1930–1933), Minotaure (1933–1939), etc.—in addition to the vast amount of documentation produced for the surrealist exhibitions that he himself organised throughout France and other countries including Spain, Italy, England and Mexico, among others.

Archivo Lafuente brings together over 300 surrealist works and documents, including magazines, books, catalogues, correspondences, posters, pamphlets, photographs, invitations, printed matter and more. In addition to the aforementioned André Breton, the collection contains works and documents by such artists as Louis Aragon, Man Ray, Salvador Dalí, Paul Éluard, Hans Bellmer, Benjamin Péret and Yves Tanguy, among others.

 



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