This first retrospective assessment of the bohemian jeweler and self-promoter extraordinaire is late in coming
Dada’s and Surrealism’s Poetic Roots at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco
Both Dadaism and surrealism were movements started not by visual artists but by poets; it was the book, not the canvas, that was terra firma.
At the Wadsworth: Disquieting art from frightening times
An exhibition at the Wadsworth explores the monstrous aspects of twentieth century politics
Strange visions: surrealist photography in Mexico
Mexico’s surrealist painters and writers are well-known; perhaps less familiar are its surrealist photographers.
Strange visions in Chicago
Under the shadow of the Depression, at the same time Chicago was developing its reputation as a gritty, neon-lit city of realists—from big-shouldered street toughs to Saul Bellow—a small circle of local artists was hard at work in the realm of dreams.