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Proofs of a text rewritten and developped from a preface written by André Breton in 1939 for the Mexico exhibition organised at Renou et Colle.

'What to say about what we love and how to make it love?' Returned from Mexico in summer 1938, Breton worked tirelessly to share his dazzling discovery. The Mexico exhibition organised at Renou and Colle in 1939 speaks to this ambition, presenting objects and paintings, notably those by Frida Kahlo, in a long preface. The whole is not considered as participating in any sort of exoticism, but rather of an 'unknown interior'. The catalogue is accompanied by the article 'Visit with Leon Trotsky' and by the Manifesto for an Independent Revolutionary Art, written with the revolutionnary but for strategic reasons co-signed by Diego Rivera. [Atelier André Breton website, 2005]

Printing board or proofs, nd (1938).

Corrected proofs of Mexico (1938), catalogue published during the exhibition on Mexico at the Renou and Colle Gallery in Paris in 1939 (for which Breton wrote the preface).
17 pages in-4° in the folder bearing the printed title Mexico and the name of Breton in his handwriting, including some written indications from Breton. [auction catalogue, 2003]

Catalogue attached [auction catalogue, 2003]

Translated by Christina Heflin


André Breton (Édition publiée sous la direction de Marguerite Bonnet avec la collaboration de Philippe Bernier, d'Étienne-Alain Hubert et José Pierre ), Alentours II, Œuvres complètes, tome II, Bibliothèque de la Pléiade, Paris, Gallimard, 1992, p. 1232-1237.

André Breton (Édition publiée sous la direction d'Étienne-Alain Hubert avec la collaboration de Philippe Bernier, Marie-Claire Dumas et José Pierre ), Souvenir du Mexique, Œuvres complètes, tome III, Bibliothèque de la Pléiade, Paris, Gallimard, 1999, p. 677-683, notice p.1346-1349.

Creation date1938
Bibliographical material

17 pages in-4° in a folder – printed title – black ink

Number of pages17 p.
Breton Auction, 2003Lot 2217
Keywords, , , , , ,
CategoriesArchival Documents, Books, poems, fiction, non-fiction
Set1939, Mexique, galerie Renou et Colle
Exhibition1939, Mexique, galerie Renou et Colle
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