The Surrealist Adventures of Women Artists in Mexico and the United States
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48 Mexican and U.S.-based women artists whose contributions to the surrealist movement span more than four decades and whose work was both influential and radical in its own right. Thematically arranged, it includes more than 250 full-color images along with several essays exploring the effects of
geography and gender on the movement. This unique book illustrates surrealism as a gateway to self-discovery, especially in North America, where women artists were freed from oppressive European traditions and the vagaries of war. From 1931, the year of Lee Miller’s first surreal photograph, to 1968,
when Yayoi Kusama presented her landmark happening "Alice in Wonderland" in New York’s Central Park, the artists and works depicted here are both significant and extraordinary in their explorations of personal and universal truths.
Praise For In Wonderland: The Surrealist Adventures of Women Artists in Mexico and the United States…
"For far too long, surrealism has been associated solely with male minds…But in fact, as this powerful new collection proves, female artists in the movement were a powerful force – delving deeply into their own subconscious and dreams…It is a journey, not just through the Americas, but through the unconscious…There is so much to revisit and rediscover here." —Feministing
"In Wonderland… celebrates the work of 48 visionaries, including Lola Alvarez Bravo’s dreamy photocollages, Dorothea Tanning’s soft sculptures, and iconic paintings by Frida Kahlo." —Elle Décor
"Essential to anyone who has serious interest in surreal and fantastic art." —Locus
"In Wonderland…expands the surrealist canon." —CHOICE
Prestel, 9783791351414, 256pp.
Publication Date: January 11, 2012