Georges Hugnet: The Love Life of the Spumifers
Translation by Michael Fineberg
Ubu Gallery, New York, 2011
Design: BoxerDesign, Brooklyn, NY
Softcover, 70pp, text only
Georges Hugnet realized the series The Love Life of the Spumifers during 1947-48 and wrote the accompanying texts in the early 1960s. The whereabouts of four of the 40 original Spumifers intended to complete the series are at present unknown. Hugnet composed only 33 texts and one of those texts accompanied a missing work. He created a number of additional Spumifers, maybe as many as 20, which were not part of the final 40 which he had intended to publish as a book.
This English translation is published in connection with the exhibition Georges Hugnet: The Love Life of the Spumifers held at Ubu Gallery from November 2011 – January 2012 in which 35 of the original 40 Spumifers were presented.