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Publisher: Cosa Nostra Experimentale

Year: 1993, Paris

Format: 21 x 29 cm

Number of pages: 28

Edition of 129

Special limited edition of 29

1929

Benjamin Péret, Louis Aragon, Man Ray, Paul Eluard

« The very invasive character of Surrealism was enough to prove its success.»

Alexander Trotski

 

1929 is a facsimile of the Surrealist book made in honour of Kiki of Montparnasse by Paul Eluard, Louis Aragon, Benjamin Péret and Foujita. It is a pornographic variation of catechist songs illustrated with four photographs by Man Ray. Printed in 1929 and published in the form of a calendar, the book was immediately censored by the Franco-Belgian customs due to its pornographic content. This new edition of 129 copies on Inlay Atlantis, includes 29 numbered copies, encased in a box-set designed by René Boré, decorated with a special print from an original negative that represents Kiki de Montparnasse. The cover designed by M. Suzuki, is the Graf Zeppelin, printed in phototype then screen printed by Charnière. The photographs are reproduced in phototype at the Arte Printers in Paris in 1993.