Peri/od/ical: Minotaure magazine (1933-39) | Albert Skira & Tériade (Στρατής Ελευθεριάδης)

Peri/od/ical: Minotaure magazine (1933-39) | Albert Skira & Tériade (Στρατής Ελευθεριάδης)
Pablo Picasso, Minotaure # 1 (1933)                   Gaston-Lois Roux, Minotaure #2 (1933)
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André Derain, Minotaure #3-4 (1933)                Francisco Borés, Minotaure #5 (1934)
Marcel Duchamp, Minotaure #6 (1934)                Joan Miró, Minotaure #7 (1935)

Minotaure, published between 1933 and 1939, was a Surrealist-oriented publication founded by Albert Skira and Tériade (Στρατής Ελευθεριάδης) in Paris. The editors were André Breton and Pierre Mabille. It was a luxurious publication, sporting original artworks on its cover by prestigious artists like Pablo Picasso. The magazine was sponsored and advised by Surrealist art patron Edward James, and is still one of the richest sources of information about the pre-war Surrealist world. In many ways, it was the successor to La Révolution Surréaliste. It was published at the same time as Le Surrealisme au service de la revolution.

Salvadore Dalí, Minotaure # 8 (1936)                                                  Henri Matisse, Minotaure # 9 (1936)

René Magritte, Minotaure #10 (1937)                                                           Max Ernst, Minotaure  # 11 (1938)


Diego Rivera, Frontispiece Minotaure #12-13 (1939)          André Masson, Minotaure #12-13 (1939)

Minotaure brought to the attention of the art world many little-known figures such as Hans Bellmer, Victor Brauner, Paul Delvaux, Alberto Giacometti, and Roberto Matta. It is also the only surrealist publication to feature articles on architecture: Tristan Tzara (“D’un certain automatisme du goût”, no. 3–4), Salvador Dalí (“De le beauté terrifiantte et comestible, de l’architecture Modern’ style”, no. 3–4) and Roberto Matta (“Mathématiques sensibles – Architecture du Temps”, no. 11). It also contained the first published essays of the famed French psychiatrist and philosopher, Jacques Lacan (Vol. 1 & 4). It was sold in France for 25 francs.

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