Surrealism

Surrealism

Ekow Eshun on the power of Black figuration and his new London show

Plus, 100 years of the Surrealist manifesto and Tonita Peña’s Eagle Dance

What to look out for in 2024: market predictions and must-see exhibitions

From the Venice Biennale to the Harlem Renaissance at the Met

Hosted by Ben Luke. With guest speakers Tim Schneider, Jane Morris and Gareth Harris. Produced by David Clack, Julia Michalska and Alexander Morrison
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Unpacking America’s psychology: a deep dive into the career of Arthur Tress

A new book, which accompanies a Getty Center retrospective, explores the photographer’s documentation of the nation’s more sinister side

Surrealist Leonor Fini makes a Miami Beach splash

Amid surging interest in women Surrealists, Galerie Minsky and Weinstein Gallery devoted their joint stand to the Argentine painter

'Where Dalí became who he was’: new museum in artist's childhood home offers insight into his earliest years

The house where Dalí was born has been transformed into an immersive cultural experience, featuring intimate family spaces and grand technological installations

Art marketanalysis

Why Les Lalanne are in high demand

Buyers are flocking to nature-inspired works by the French artists François-Xavier and Claude Lalanne

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A new book paints a colourful picture of the little known Mary Wykeham—poet, Surrealist, war artist and nun

The British artist retreated from her remarkable career to embrace a religious life

Take a magical mystery tour of Remedios Varo's surreal paintings in major new exhibition

A survey show at the Art Institute of Chicago brings together the Spanish Mexican artist’s extraordinary paintings and reveals new insights about their creation

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New book on the Surrealist Leonora Carrington emphasises the influence of place in her art

An illustrated biography of the British-born Mexico-based artist is illuminated by the spaces she occupied

The surprising home of Surrealism in New York is chronicled in new book

Stanley William Hayter’s Atelier 17 became a crucible for American and European artists during the Second World War

Mysterious Picasso portrait may be the key to Adrienne Fidelin’s place in art history

Fidelin, a Black dancer and model who was Man Ray’s partner and muse for years, is believed to be the subject of a Picasso portrait that has not been shown publicly since 1985

Surrealist collection with ‘pioneering’ interest in exiled and women artists heads to Christie’s

Paintings by Remedios Varo, Leonora Carrington and Dorothea Tanning among the 25 works to be sold in London

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Biography peers into Surrealist Meret Oppenheim’s early years

New book is first English translation of artist’s album From Childhood to 1943 and a previously unpublished autobiographical text

Is Alice Rahon the next Surrealist rediscovery?

San Francisco dealer Wendi Norris is giving Rahon the royal treatment, with a new exhibition and online archive

An immersive exhibition celebrates the Dominican Republic’s forgotten Surrealist in his hometown

Ivan Tovar, who created a singular oeuvre in Paris and Santo Domingo throughout the 20th century, is finally receiving public and commercial recognition

When Elsa Schiaparelli met Salvador Dalí: exhibition explores fashion designer’s Surrealist influences

Paris show features the “lobster dress” that the pair created for Wallis Simpson’s wedding

Venice Biennale 2022: Louisa Buck's picks

Our contemporary art writer picks out the three things she's most looking forward to in Venice

Ghanaian pavilion: returning country's presentation to spill out across Venice

For its second appearance at the Biennale, Ghana will install modular bamboo structures in locations around the city

Under a revolutionary, emancipatory spell: Venice exhibition explores Surrealism’s interest in the occult

Major show at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection includes works by leading lights of Surrealism, including Leonora Carrington and Dorothea Tanning

The odd story behind Magritte’s castle in the air painting

The work was commissioned by a New York lawyer to cover an ugly view from his office and now takes centre stage in a new show in Jerusalem

Metropolitan Museum of Art director Max Hollein sets out his vision for the future

Plus, the "golden age" of Beiruti art at the Gropius Bau in Berlin and Meret Oppenheim's Surrealist white heels at the Menil Collection in Houston

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Major Surrealist paintings make auction debut at Sotheby's Paris, including Picabia's very modern muse

The 25-lot sale tomorrow includes works that reflect "how irrational, how ugly, and how challenging the modern world can be"

A Dorothea Tanning exhibition reveals the urgency and timeliness of the surreal

Surrealist artists, especially women, are gaining renewed institutional and market traction

Book Clubfeature

Extract | Surrealism’s tricky global transformation

The art historian Partha Mitter looks at Surrealism’s uneasy relationship with colonialism and primitivism in this extract from a catalogue accompanying a new Tate show about the movement’s worldwide impact

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From bowler hats to bad forgeries: new biography offers a fresh look at René Magritte’s complex life—including his dodgier side hustles

The sympathetic book by Alex Danchev, acclaimed biographer of Braque and Cézanne, died before completing the final chapter of this publication

Storm in a furry teacup? There was much more to Meret Oppenheim than her most famous work

Kunstmuseum Bern's major survey on the Swiss Surrealist aims to give an account of her long and varied career

The global appeal of Surrealism explored in exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

New York show, which will travel to London next year, looks at how the movement inspired artists around the world long into the 20th century

Surrealism, Sickert, Cézanne and Cornelia Parker’s exploding shed: what to see at Tate in 2022

British artist Hew Locke has been selected for Tate Britain’s Duveen Galleries commission, while Barbara Hepworth gets a survey at Tate St Ives

Señor Mustache Mustache and a sinister taco-seller: Leonora Carrington's son on the colourful characters inspiring the next Venice Biennale

Gabriel Weisz Carrington recalls the fantastical tales imagined by his Surrealist artist mother that informed the title for next year’s big art event