Cover of 1936 no. 1–2 issue of the journal Cahiers d’Art
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Cahiers d’Art, no. 1–2, 1936

Published in 1936, this issue of Cahiers d’Art, with its famous cover art by Marcel Duchamp, is highly sought after. Duchamp’s design is based on an original collage by the artist composed of three paper hearts. The bold and highly saturated red and blue color scheme creates competing afterimage effects that result in a “visual vibration”—hence the work’s title, Coeurs volants (Fluttering Hearts). The issue features texts by André Breton, Claude Cahun, and Salvador Dalí; works by Óscar Dominguez, Max Ernst, and May Ray; and a Verre de Bohême illustration by Duchamp.

Publisher: Cahiers d’Art, Paris
Publication date: 1936
Contributors: Hans Bellmer, André Breton, Claude Cahun, Salvador Dalí, Óscar Dominguez, Marcel Duchamp, Paul Eluard, Max Ernst, Man Ray, Yves Tanguy
Format: Softcover
Dimensions: 9 3/4 × 12 1/2 inches (24.8 × 31.8 cm)
Pages: 68
Language: French


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