Surreal People
  • Imprint: V & A Publishing
  • Publication Date: March 1, 2007
  • Price: $27.50
  • Trim Size: 7 38 x 8 12
  • ISBN: 1-85177-503-X
  • EAN: 9781851775033
  • Page Count: 96
  • Illustrations: 80 Color Illu
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Rights: North America

The web of friendships within the Surrealist circle was a key source of inspiration for this close group of artists and writers, and many of their greatest works stem from a collaborative approach to the creative process. Surreal People is a fascinating look at fifteen relationships between the main participants of Surrealism, among them Man Ray and Lee Miller, Jean Arp and Alberto Giacometti, Max Ernst and Joan Miró. This unprecedented look at these personal relationships reveals the often hidden iconography in many Surrealist artworks, from sketchy "cadavre exquis" (exquisite corpse) drawings to complete ballet productions.

About the author

Alexander Klar is assistant curator of the Surreal Things exhibition and a member of the V&A’s research department. He specializes in European cultural history.