Postcard of Štyrský’s »Emilie, pornography, dream and art to subvert normes

Jindřich ŠTYRSKÝ: Postcard based on a surrealist photomontage illustration from the book »Emilie přichází ke mně ve snu« (Emilie Comes to Me in a Dream, 1933).S.l.: [Kant publishing] s.a. [2007].

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ŠTYRSKÝ, Jindřich: Postcard based on a surrealist photomontage illustration from the book »Emilie přichází ke mně ve snu« (Emilie Comes to Me in a Dream, 1933). S.l.: [Kant publishing] s.a. [2007]. 9,5 x 11,5 cm (print). Offset print on postcard mounted on cardboard.

In 1933 Jindřich Štyrský created the climax of his personal artistic investigation with pornography and dreams as media to subvert established social and artistic norms and mores: »Emilie přichází ke mně ve snu« (Emilie Comes to Me in a Dream), a nowadays extremely rare bibliophile edition, originally printed in 69 copies, where of less than 20 are presumed to survive. The book consists of a pornographic text based on a dream by Štyrský and a series of surreal and sexually explicit photomontages, based on collages by the artist used as maquettes for the illustrations. (Thanks to ubu Gallery, New York, Press release from March 6, 1997).

Rear side of cardboard with handwritten remark made with pencil: “Štyrský / pohlednice tíše - ofset [Štyrský, postcard print - offset]“

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Weight 1 kg