Title Dyn. [A Review of Art and Literature] Number 1, April-May 1942
Publisher Mexico 1942
Seller ID k170712b
52pp., 9 tipped in color plates; yellow/red decorated paper wrappers. DYN (derived from the Greek word κατὰ τὸ δυνατόν, that which is possible) was an art magazine founded by the Austrian-Mexican surrealist Wolfgang Paalen, published in Mexico City, and distributed in New York City, Paris, and London between 1942 and 1944. Only six issues were produced. In this first issue Paalen emphasized reexamines some of the fundamentals in surrealist theory and publicly announced his "farewell to surrealism." This issue also contains his groundbreaking essay The New Image, in which he tried to find criteria for true modernism in painting, which should have a "pre-figurative" essence and not stick to contents of the personal memory of the artist. Other contributions by Caroux, Dawson, Givors, Moro, Renouf, Sulzer. Fair: spine worn with several small cracks, chips. Covers fully detached, but intact; toned with soiling. Nicks to front foredge; Text block good+ with a few pages corner creased, some spotting to edge of fep. Ex-libris the Stendahl Art Gallery, Los Angeles. This volume was a well-used reference copy in the gallery’s reference library, hence the rough condition. Until its recent closure, the Stendahl Gallery was one of America's oldest continuously operating private art galleries. Art from the Stendahl collections found a home in The Louvre and many other major institutions throughout the world. Upon closing the gallery, the family donated a significant collection of photographs and documentation to the Getty Research Institute.