5 Visionary Surrealism Games for Art Students of Any Age

René Magritte, Méret Oppenheim, Salvador Dalí, and Max Ernst. You have probably stumbled across a few of these famous Surrealist names before. These visual artists were part of a cultural movement developed in Europe after the devastation of World War I in 1924. Writers, actors, filmmakers, photographers, collage artists, and painters built upon the preceding … Read more

Art in America’s April 2022 Issue: Surrealism Now – ARTnews.com

We live in surreal times. On the day of this letter’s writing in early March, when I search Google for recent uses of that adjective in the news, I found Mike Krzyzewski, longtime Duke University basketball coach, E-telling ESPN of his impending retirement, “it’s been a surreal few days .” I found actor Sam Richardson … Read more

Picabia Sees Record in Sotheby’s First Surrealism Sale – ARTnews.com

On Wednesday, Sotheby’s staged its first sale dedicated to Surrealist art. Held at the house’s Paris headquarters, the sale was a success, bringing in €33 million ($36.7 million) with premium, across 23 lots. The auction saw a near-perfect sell-through rate, with only one lot unsold, and achieved a total hammer price of €27.1 million ($30.1 … Read more

Surrealism with a passport | Apollo Magazine

This review of ‘Surrealism Beyond Borders’ at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (closed 30 January), was published in the February 2022 issue of Apollo. The exhibition runs at Tate Modern, London, from 24 February–29 August. During the mid 1930s, when the Surrealist group was turning into a revolving door of newcomers and embittered … Read more