October 20, 2016 - October 23, 2016
Ubu Gallery was pleased to have participated in FIAC 2016. Ubu Gallery presented a booth of avant-garde art focused on the intersection of art and publication, particularly art produced specifically to illustrate books and publications.
Illustration has often been considered the stepchild of literature, strictly an accompaniment which at best served as a diversionary respite from the intellectual and emotional triumph of words. But along with the more immediately apparent 20th Century revolutions in the plastic arts, film, performance, music and literature, a quiet but equally profound alteration has taken place in the world of illustrated books and publications. Ubu Gallery’s presentation at FIAC 2016 is an attempt to gain the recognition of a wider, informed audience for this essential intersection of art and literature. We are exhibiting paintings, drawings, collages and photographs created explicitly for or in connection with books and publications produced from the 1910s to 1960s – from Dada to Pop, with a heavy dose of Surrealism. Some of these books and publications are unique, some limited edition, some mass produced. But virtually all of the art generated for these books and publications was created by “fine” artists and is exceedingly rare, significant and collectible. Practically every major artist of the 20th Century has collaborated in the creation of one or more of such works and often these artists supplied their own unique voice as well, rivaling the achievements of recognized literary giants. In many cases, illustration has occupied such an important place in the total oeuvre of the artist that no student of art history, connoisseur or astute collector can afford to turn a blind eye.
Ubu Gallery was located at Booth 0.E40, Grand Palais, Paris. Please take a virtual visit of our booth.
Alexander Archipenko, Hans (Jean) Arp, Hans Bellmer, Constantin Brancusi, Victor Brauner, Max Bucaille, Claude Cahun, Tytus Czyżewski, Salvador Dalí, Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, Jindřich Heisler, Georges Hugnet, Marcel Janco, Wilfredo Lam, Dora Maar, Roger Parry, Man Ray, Larry Salk, Kurt Seligmann, Jindřich Štyrský, Soichi Sunami, Yves Tanguy, Unica Zürn
SELECTED WORKS FROM THE EXHIBITION