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.