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Nos. 1 (June 1942)–4 (February 1944)
New York: VVV, 1942–1944
Serial publication, illustrated
4 nos. in 3 vols.; H. (irregular): 11 in. ( 28 cm)
Credit Line:
Purchased with income from the Jacob S. Rogers Fund
Accession Number:
100.51 V98
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
During World War II "VVV" was one of the few journals being published that was devoted to the continued dissemination of Surrealism. Published in New York from 1942 to 1944, the journal was edited by David Hare with the participation of André Breton, Marcel Duchamp, and Max Ernst. In addition to discussions on the fine arts and poetry, the journal also featured essays on anthropology, sociology, and psychology. Each edition was illustrated with works by the most recognizable Surrealist artists of the day, including Ernst, Breton, Giorgio de Chirico, Roberto Matta, Claude Levi-Strauss, and Yves Tanguy.

Illustrated: no. 2/3, last page and back cover, Marcel Duchamp's "ready-made" of a female imprisoned behind chicken wire

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