New York: The View Editions, 1942-1943-1944-1945-1946-1947. First edition. Softcover. Splendid collection with 17 issues of "View Magazine" from 1942 to 1947, the American literary and Surrealist art magazine published from 1940 to 1947 by artist and writer Charles Henri Ford, and writer and film critic Parker Tyler. The magazine is best known for introducing Surrealism to the American public.
The magazines depict the work of the most prominent artists and photographers of the times, such as Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, Salvador Dali, Yves Tanguy, Calder, Kurt Seligmann, Man Ray, Rene Magritte, Wifredo Lam, and many others.
With articles by Man Ray, Charles Henri Ford, Carlo Levi, Jean-Paul Sartre, Jean Genet, Paul Goodman, etc..
Our collection comprises the following issues:
- 2nd series, No. 1 (April 1942) - Cover by Max Ernst
- 2nd series, No. 2 (May 1942) - Cover by Yves Tanguy and Pavel Tchelitchew
- 2nd series, No. 3 (October 1942) - Cover by Hanani
- 2nd series, No. 4 (January 1943) - Cover by Joseph Cornell
- 3rd series, No. 1 (April 1943) - Cover by Kurt Seligmann
- 3rd series, No. 4 (December 1943) - Cover by Pavel Tchelitchew
- 4th series, No. 3 (October 1944) - Cover by Fernand Leger
- 4th series, No. 4 (December 1944) - Cover by Esteban Frances
- 5th series, No. 1 (March 1945) - The Marcel Duchamp Number - Cover by Marcel Duchamp
- 5th series, No. 2 (May 1945) - Cover by Wifredo Lam
- 5th series, No. 4 (November 1945) - Cover by Leon Kelly
- 5th series, No. 5 (December 1945) - Cover by Andre Masson
- 6th series, No. 1 (February 1946) - Cover by Leonor Fini
- 6th series, Nos. 2-3 (March-April 1946) - Cover by Brancusi
- 6th series, No. 3 (sic) (ie No. 4) (May 1946) - Cover by Jean Helion
- 7th series, No. 2 (December 1946) - Cover by Rene Magritte
- 7th series, No. 3 (March 1947) - Cover by Pavel Tchelitchew
- Charles Henri Ford. Poems for Painters: Duchamp, Leonor Fini, Frances, Yves Tanguy, Tchelitchew [SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR]. 1945. Limited first edition. View Editions (New York).
One of 500 signed copies, of which this is No. 443.
The first four issues of View measure 10 1/4 x 7 1/4", all others measure 12 1/4 x 9 1/4" and come from the personal collection of American artist Robert Graham Wahn, as attested by his own stamp (with his name and address) on inside front cover of most issues.
Covers and interiors in very good condition. vg. Item #46736