The Museum of Avant-garde

Émile Malespine

France (1892—1953)
Malespine took his studies in botanics, medicine, physiology and psychology and after having served as a doctor in WWI, he opened his studio in Lyon while completing his doctorate in Psychiatry. He travelled to Switzerland and Paris, where he met the avant-garde community including Arp, Marinetti, Breton and Tzara. From 1922 to 1928 he directed Manomètre, Surrealist review inspired by Zenit and Der Sturm. He worked as a writer, poet and screenwriter. From 1924 he also created avant-garde short films such as Jeaux d’Ombre and Jeaux arborescent.

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Banalitäten / Magazine / Letterpress / 14.4 x 22.9 cm / Hannover, 1923 (1975) / © 2020 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

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Half-Maandelijks Tijdschrift: Kunst, Letteren, Menshei / Bi-monthly periodical / 23.9 x 32 cm / Antwerp, 1921-1925 (1976) / SABAM Belgium 2020

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Mélange des langues, enregistre les idées, indique la pression sur tous les méridiens, est polyglotte et supranational / Magazine / 17.5 x 22.5 cm / Lyon, 1922-1928 (1977)

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