Home for Surrealism

Author(s): Janine Mileaf, Susan F Rossen

Gone Fishing

Chicago has for decades been one of the most prominent cities where European surrealism is avidly collected and displayed. However, there has yet to be a scholarly exhibition and catalogue that addresses the local manifestations of this international mode of art. A Home for Surrealism focuses on a select group of painters whose work in the 1940s and '50s both transformed the domestic and domesticated the surrealist, particularly in Chicago. Working independently, but within a chain of social and artistic relationships, this group explored the interior as a site of projected imagination and fantasy, and the self as the generator of such altered perception. Including contributions by Robert Cozzolino, Adam Jolles, and Joanna Pawlik, the book provides a richly illustrated account of an international movement's unlikely - but somehow ever so fitting - home in America.


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781891925498
  • : University of Chicago Press
  • : Arts Club of Chicago
  • : May 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 136
  • : Janine Mileaf, Susan F Rossen
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