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The Star Alphabet by E.L.T. Mesens
Dada & Surrealism in Brussels, Paris & London

2013
SC / 232 pages / 28 x 23 cm
Published by
AsaMER
Language
EN
Authors
Phillip Van den Bossche, Christiane Geurts-Krauss, Virginie Devillez, Nele Bernheim, Xavier Canonne, Simon Delobel, Erich Weiss, Peter J.H. Pauwels
Design
Studio Luc Derycke
Print
Cassochrome, Waregem
ISBN
978 94 9177 511 6
Price
39.00 euros

Edouard Léon Théodore Mesens (1903–1971) was a main figure in twentieth-century European art. He was known as the “talisman of surrealism”. Like a collage, his artistic vocation comprised various fragments: he was a composer, poet, publisher, photographer, exhibition maker and above all a passionate promoter of art. In the early 1920s E.L.T. MESENS played an active role in the European art scene, becoming friends with Tristan Tzara, Theo van Doesburg, Erik Satie and other artists. He appointed himself one of the driving forces of the surrealist movement. It was Mesens to whom René Magritte owed his international reputation and it was Mesens who introduced surrealism to the U.K. He surrounded himself with artists, including Roland Penrose, Lee Miller, Max Ernst, Kurt Schwitters, André Breton, Yves Tanguy and Man Ray. His life was entirely devoted to imagination and poetry. Discover l’amour fou in The Star Alphabet by E.L.T. MESENS.

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