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Was Man Ray’s “Emak-Bakia” the “Avatar” of the 1920s?

When Man Ray’s short film “Emak-Bakia” debuted in Paris in 1926, critical opinion was mixed. One angry viewer shouted that it gave him a headache and hurt his eyes, to which another retorted, “Shut up!” A brawl ensued, which spread through the audience and spilled into the street. Then the police arrived to quell the riot. Continue reading

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Surrealist Manifesto Sells for Real Money

“All my life, my heart has yearned for a thing I cannot name.” “Had this yearning been for money, rather than revolutionary art,” says the Guardian, André Breton would today have seen his dream realised, on learning that a selection … Continue reading

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Manifesto of Surrealism by André Breton (1924)

The original manuscript is a priceless fetish object now, but you don’t have to be a zillionaire to read the Manifesto of Surrealism. You can experience a little psychic automatism , and it’s free. Thanks to surrealist.revolution@skymail.fr for publishing this … Continue reading

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Lee Miller: Flapper Fashionista

Lee Miller first appeared in Vogue on its March 15, 1927, cover. The illustrator Georges Lepape drew her as an iconic, modern flapper against a New York cityscape. [Source: Style.com Laird Borrelli profiles Miller on Style.com: Countless models have had … Continue reading

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