Surrealistisk Manifestation
Surrealistisk Manifestation
Surrealistisk Manifestation
Scarce Catalogue of 1949 Surrealist Exhibition in Stockholm

Surrealistisk Manifestation

Stockholm: [n.p.], 1949. First edition. Unbound as published. Printed on yellow paper. Saddle-stitched. 12 p. and 2 plates with 4 full-page photographic reproductions. With ownership inscription in blue ink. Front page slightly dog-eared. In fine condition.

Scarce catalogue of post-war surrealist exhibition held at Expo Aleby in Stockholm.

Organised by Wilhelm Freddie and Gösta Kriland, assisted by Ilmar Laaban, the exhibition featured 62 works by the members of the Swedish painters’ group Imaginisterna and other Nordic artists alongside prominent international names, including Max Ernst, Jean Arp, Victor Brauner and Yves Tanguy. The exhibition, Surrealistisk manifestation attempted to demonstrate the presence of surrealism in Sweden, and to align it with French surrealism’s immersion in myth and magic. The present catalogue includes four black-and-white, full-page reproductions, the writings of Simon Watson Taylor, Steen Colding. Ilmar Laaban and Gunnar Hellman as well as as the complete list of 62 presented works.

Extremely scarce, WorldCat locates only one copy, in the National Library of Sweden.

Literature: Noheden, K.: Expo Aleby, 1949 – Wilhelm Freddie, Gösta Kriland and Surrealist Magic Art in Stockholm In: Benedikt H., et al.: A Cultural History of the Avant-Garde in the Nordic Countries 1925-1950. Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2019. pp. 831–848.

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Price: €900.00